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Carter No.: 040

Handlist description: Painted alabaster (calcite) box

Card/Transcription No.: 040-2

40 (Cont)

3.Description Box and lid each cut from a solid block of alabaster (calcite). Fastening knob of obsidian at one end 3.8 in diam, projecting 2. This set into a square hole, 1.1, starting 3.2 fron top rim. Similar knob on lid, starting 2.7 from end. Side panels recessed about .2. Long panels on lid recessed about .1.

Decoration see next card. Inscription all in black: other decoration in red & black. Elaborate flower & stand device on lid see phot.

4.Contents Filled almost to top with first a single thickness of cloth, and then a mass of decayed hair - probably horse-hair. At corners two round balls of hair covered with cloth and tied round below ball. These were 5 and 6 in diam. respectively


Card no. 040-2 relating to Carter no. 040
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