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Carter No.: 038

Handlist description: Black shrine-shaped box on sled

Card/Transcription No.: 038

38 Black Shrine Shaped box on Sled

Position Original Dimensions Shrine: Max. H. 85.0, Min. H. 83.0, L. 62.0, W. 22.5. Sled: Max. L. 85, W. 28.5, thickness 3.3

Description Tall narrow wooden shrine covered with a black material (see note by A.L.). Has a sloping roof with curved front, two folding doors surmounted by cornice shaped lintel; the whole shrine upon a wooden sled of common dynastic type (see photo). On the folding doors are (two) knob shaped handles, around which cord was tied to close them. Upon the cord tie (decayed and fallen) was a clay seal (38a) adhering to the doors themselves and bearing the "Anubis over nine prisoners" device (see photos).

38a Clay seal bearing impression of an oval seal (2.8, L.) having "the Anubis Jackal over nine prisoners" device. Prisoners(?) all Asiatic.

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