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Carter No.: 044

Handlist description: Ornamental gilt and inlaid casket

Card/Transcription No.: 044-2

44. (continued) II

The four panels have thin glass rims and a marginal pattern similar to the top edge of cornice already described. On front end above panel a circular knob of dark blue faience with prenomen and nomen inlaid in light blue faience. Part of the cord by which the lid was fastened still adheres.

The feet have shoes of which two are missing (anciently). (4 x 4 square).


Lid: sloping top, with curved front, made of similar material and decorated in similar method as the box. Has two ledges on the under surface for holding the lid in place - the back ledge cut at an angle to fit in corresponding slot in end of box, thus holding the lid firm when tied down by means of cords round the front knobs. Dimensions: Max. L. 49.5, Max. W. 34.2. The decoration upon upper surface: two longitudinal panels of glass, faience, (?) stone, and gilt-gesso, comprising the Horus (banner) - name of the King,

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