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Carter No.: 256,4,v

Handlist description: Iron amuletic head-rest

Card/Transcription No.: 256-4v

256, 4.V. Amuletic Head-Rest - iron
(See 256, K. & HH2)

POSITION: Beneath head of king - lying on back (interior) of mask.

DIMENSIONS: Max. H. 4.0 cents.; Max. L. 5.1 cents.

DESCRIPTION: A small am. head rest of beaten iron. Very badly made; one branch broken and soldered; the base showing many flaws owing to bad welding.

REMARKS: From the extremely rough workmanship of this little amulet of iron, it would appear that the ancient artisan was not accustomed to work the metal.

Card no. 256-4v relating to Carter no. 256,4,v
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