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Carter No.: 044

Handlist description: Ornamental gilt and inlaid casket

Card/Transcription No.: 044-3

44 (continued) III

Facing the centre; <> with a vertical legend in incised gilt-gesso in centre: <> and a transversal panel, on curved surface, comprising a petal device. On the front end in centre of the rail and stile, a dark blue faience knob, inlaid in light blue with the prenomen and nomen of the King. On the sides of the lid: along coiled uraeus, winged, with <> and <> before it, in gilt-gesso upon blue faience.

Contents. Wearing apparel, jewellery, faience necklaces, alabaster vase, bowl, and hk sceptre etc.; (see further note and description by A.M.).

Remarks. two of the bronze feet missing. Cord and part of seal hanging on knobs - the seal, very bad impression, has crocodile and ? device. Box shows signs of rough usage.

Seal number 44.

Treatment: Brushed with dry brush: sponged with damp sponge & cleaned faience inlay with damp brush. Refastened loose inlay & loose gold with celluloid cement. Took out & replaced one faience panel which was "sprung", using paraffin wax as cement. Filled hollows & blisters with wax.

Card no. 044-3 relating to Carter no. 044
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