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Carter No.: 040

Handlist description: Painted alabaster (calcite) box

Card/Transcription No.: 040-3

40 (cont)

4 (cont)

Above cloth on one side a small quantity of artificially curled ringlets: also horse hair? Also a number of small balls of what look like combings.

Underneath the mass got solider and solider till it ended in a hard resinous mass.

Resting on the bottom, tightly glued in by the resin an ivory pomegranate (a) & scattered near it some gold caps and beads (b)

Also a piece of the rim of a polished red pottery dish. (This placed with 115a).

Near top of box a gold star sequin from 44(q) & 2 clay(?) sealings (c).

This box was fitted inside 115 which served for its outer coffin so to speak. A kind of extra canopic box for King's hair(?)

Card no. 040-3 relating to Carter no. 040
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