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Carter No.: 256,4,h

Handlist description: Vulture amulet (of Fulvus griffin vulture type)

Card/Transcription No.: 256-4h

256, 4.H. A vulture (of Gyps fulvus - griffon vulture type).

POSITION: Neck: left side. Attached with linen thread. Third amulet of group V - 4F, 4G, 4H, 4I, 4I bis, 4J, 4K and 4L.

DIMENSIONS: H. 6.6 cents.

DESCRIPTION: An amulet of <> form, facing to right of mummy, of sheet gold with detail finely chased. Has eyelet at back for suspension, which was by means of linen thread.

REMARKS: 4H and 4I are possibly of a different species to the other three vultures (4I bis, 4J, and 4L) in this group. cf. Lacau, Sarcophages, pl. XXXV. 99., coffin 28088 (69). Described under the following five names: (1) <> (2) <> (3) <> (4) <> and (5) <>.

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