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Carter No.: 048h

Handlist description: Compound bow, covered with decoration of gold and inlay

Card/Transcription No.: 048h-6

48 (H) cont.


<> alpha beta gamma delta epsilon

Basis of this band is black, i.e. the gummy substance with which bow was covered. On this the gold pattern & hieroglyphs were stuck: not inlaid.

alpha. Plain black beta. Gold rope pattern gamma. Inscription running round bow: heading outwards <> delta. Like beta epsilon. Like alpha O. Plain gold P. Like N. with inscription heading outwards, top <> Q. Plain gold.


Card no. 048h-6 relating to Carter no. 048h
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