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Carter No.: 046

Handlist description: Bundles of cloth, &c.

Card/Transcription No.: 046-1

46 Bundles of cloth etc. 1

1. Position On lion couch, tail end.

2.Dimensions Nil

3.Description A miscellaneous group consisting of three arrows (a), and three shapeless bundles of cloth. The first bundle consisted of two or more large cloths of fine linen with corners knotted together to form a kind of bag. They were probably shirts, as attached to them there had been two collars of faience beads & pendants (b & c). Within there was a large collection of underwear folded to flat pads, 2 gauntlets, a round object of ebony and ivory, a lapis lazuli plaque etc. (See special cards). Some of the pads of cloth had been tied into bundles by strips of papyrus. Some of the pads were in almost perfect condition. Others were reduced almost to soot. Why?


Card no. 046-1 relating to Carter no. 046
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