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Carter No.: 044w

Handlist description: Decorated robe

Card/Transcription No.: 044w-5

44 (w) cont.4 50

31 ankhs, 29 dads, and 42 cartouches. The cartouches were certainly alternate with other plaques which would mean that 16-18 were missing. Each plaque occupies about 2 cm. of space, which would make the length of the garment about 120, + length of pendants. Further, there are 1268 gold rosettes. Each of these occupies about 3 x 3 cm. area occupied = about 11400 cm. If length is taken at 120, width would therefore be 95.

Approx. size then would be 120 + pendants x about 90. This not an unusual proportion for a shirt.

Remains upper border. Of the plaques which probably belonged to this there are 13 ankhs & 13 complete dads & a broken one. These, spaced as in side borders, would only make a width of about 48, not much more than half the width required. Not likely that all the gold plaques that went with these should


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