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Carter No.: 041a

Handlist description: Bronze and wood candlestick

Card/Transcription No.: 041a-2

41 (cont)

(a) cont. Below cross-bar two human arms. These one piece of metal with the ankh. The arms start behind the cross-bar with shoulders 2.8 wide, projecting back from cross bar .8. At forearm .9 wide, .7 thick. Both arms bent at elbow, right arm slightly, to support torch cup at 5 from base, left considerably to meet torch cup at 7 from base. Hands flexed round cup.

Torch-cup of bronze covered with gold leaf. Socket starts 8 from back. Conical cup of thin sheet metal 10.1 high: 4.2 in diam, at top, 2.2 at bottom.

Torch consisted of a length of linen twisted up, and bound in a spiral by a strip of linen, 6 wide. Space betwen turns about 3. Bottom bound by wider linen, coming 1.8 above cup. Slight trace of oil or grease in cup.

Card no. 041a-2 relating to Carter no. 041a
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