The Griffith Institute
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
The Howard Carter Archives
Photographs by Harry Burton
Previous card Object page Main list Next card
Carter No.: 048e

Handlist description: Straight stick with gilt top

Card/Transcription No.: 048e

48 (e) Straight stick with gilt top.

<> 3.5 2 24 95.5 99.2 A B C

L. 99.2 Wood a hard dark reddy brown with knots. Diam. 1.8 at top, 2.2 at bottom.

A. Plain gilt, without decoration or inscription. B. Natural surface of wood. C. Traces of gesso, showing that there had been a gilt ferule.

At 1.5 from bottom of A, on one side of the stick, a band of inscription 5.5 x 1.2 The hieros were incised, filled with gesso and gilt. <>

Washed with damp sponge. Cleaned gold with ammonia & afterwards with water

Card no. 048e relating to Carter no. 048e
© Copyright Griffith Institute, 2000-2004
None of this material may be reproduced in any form without permission from
Griffith Institute, Oxford, OX1 2LG
Contact us
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
Concept & Direction: Jaromir Malek
Web Page & Database Designs: Jonathan Moffett
Scanning & transcript: Sue Hutchison, Elizabeth Miles, Diana Magee, Kent Rawlinson