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Carter No.: 242

Handlist description: Long fan of wood completely covered with sheet gold: Ostrich feather flabellum

Card/Transcription No.: 242-2

242  Continued

Reverse: - the King at leisure in his chariot returns from the chase, preceded by two attendants carrying his quarry the two ostriches he has just shot. In the field above this scene reads the following inscriptions - (see note attached). It is to be noted that the King has under his two arms a bunch of wing feathers which do not occur in the preceding scene - (on the obverse). The handle terminates with the usual papyrus top with calices engraved upon it. The stock - quite plain save a long text down the obverse side which reads: (see note attached). On the end of the handle is a kind of knob of the conventional papyrus type. The whole is an exquisite piece of work.

REMARKS: With this fan a mass of debris of insect-eaten ostrich feathers were found (see photo). It has been cleaned with warm water and ammonia - the sheet gold where loose glued with scotch glue.

Card no. 242-2 relating to Carter no. 242
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