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Carter No.: 256,4,q

Handlist description: Uraeus insignia of head-dress

Card/Transcription No.: 256-4q-2

256, 4.Q. (continued) 2

REMARKS: The forehead or front portion of the uraeus was covered with a thick mass of beeswax to hold it in position within the wrappings Above the tail portion was the Nekhbet-insignia (4.R.) see photo attached.

<> carnelian and lapis lazuli glass alternate lapis lazuli glass 1. inlaid with carnelian (quartz) 2. inlaid with fibrous calcite coloured underneath to imitate carnelian. The calcite was completely disintegrated by fatty acids - evidently the calcite was a substitute for carnelian turquoise glass (decayed).

Card no. 256-4q-2 relating to Carter no. 256,4,q
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