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Carter No.: 256,4,t

Handlist description: Skull-cap of fine cambric-like linen

Card/Transcription No.: 256-4st

256, 4.S. and 4.T. Temple band and Cap
(See 256, 4.P)

POSITION: Head: 4.S. around forehead and temple; 4.T. over crown of head.

DIMENSIONS: (See note attached).

DESCRIPTION: 4.S: A sheet-gold temple-band, held in place by means of a ribbon tied in a bow at the back of the head (see photo - 'in situ') 4.T: This temple-band held in place a skull-cap of fine cambric-like linen, worked upon which an elaborate uraei device in minute blue and red glass and gold beads. (see photo) In the centre of each uraeus (4 in number) are cartouches of thin gold of 'Aten', viz: <> (See note and photo).

Remarks: The fabric of the skull-cap has decayed & fallen away leaving only the bead-work device upon it.

Card no. 256-4st relating to Carter no. 256,4,t
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