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Carter No.: 256b(2)

Handlist description: Gold pectoral ba-bird

Card/Transcription No.: 256b-01

256, B. External Trappings of the Mummy 1

POSITION: Sewn to the outer wrappings of the Mummy below mask (256, a).

DIMENSIONS: See notes and inscriptions attached.

DESCRIPTION: 1 Hands of burnished gold, bearing wristlets inlaid with: lapis lazuli and turquoise glass, and carnelian (quartz). and holding the flagellum (R. side) and the crozier (L. side) composed of: silver core, overlaid with lapis lazuli glass and gold bands. Remainder gold casing. The bead work of the flagellum comprise as follows: - eleven rows of three <>-shaped beads: commencing with turquoise glass, gold, carnelian, gold, lapis lazuli glass, gold, turquoise, gold, carnelian, gold, and lapis lazuli glass. (only carnelian are real stone) 2 Gold Pectoral Ba-(bird) in the form of the Nekhbet vulture having human head of burnished gold, headdress, diadem, collarette, body, wings and tail inlaid with turquoise, lapis lazuli and carnelian coloured glass (see note attached). Eyelets at back for sewing to wrappings. The talons hold shen-symbols of carnelian (quartz) centres and turquoise coloured glass borders.

Card no. 256b-01 relating to Carter no. 256b(2)
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