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Carter No.: 101

Handlist description: Round-topped chest of ebony and painted white wood

Card/Transcription No.: 101-5

101. Large box.
Near knob-end a tiny hieratic inscription
all cursive, but certain
tiny traces
"What is in it, 17 d3y, making 14 d3iw." Both words are garments
NB! Both the important words here are determined with the sign for garment, cloth, linen, and
both occur often in the texts. The meaning of neither is really fixed, d3iw has been supposed to
be a loin-cloth. See Weni and the Eloquent Peasant. It is of great importance to fix meaning of
these words
Inscription running down centre of box. Hieroglyphs:-
Cartouches on knob-end <>
<> There are cartouches also on knobs.

Card no. 101-5 relating to Carter no. 101
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