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Carter No.: 044i

Handlist description: Elaborate ornamental ring of gold and glass

Card/Transcription No.: 044i-1

44 (i) Elaborate ornamental ring of gold & glass. 22

Consisted of 3 individual rings, soldered together at bezel only. Hole was 2. wide x 1.8 deep: slightly flattened under bezel. Individual rings were .4 wide x .3 deep. Combined width of the three at bottom 1.4. Under bezel the three combined into a lotus, with central petal of green glass inlay, & side buds of carnelian inlay. Below the lotuses the three rings were bound with gold wire for a distance of .4. Below this again each individual ring had a binding of gold wire, for a distance of 1.1. To bottom of centre rings was inlaid a slip of blue glass.

Bezel of cartouche form. 2.2 x 1.3. This was hollow? To top soldered a thin plate of gold, to which were attached (1) at one end a sun-barque in gold. (2) on centre a scarab in blue glass, to head of which was fastened a composite gold crown, consisting of a large uraeus (cont)

Card no. 044i-1 relating to Carter no. 044i
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