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Carter No.: 256b(3)

Handlist description: Two longitudinal and four transverse bands. Longitudinal bands

Card/Transcription No.: 256b-03

256, B. (Continued). 3.

L. side. 4. "Honoured before <> Dua-mutef ..." (See Note attached)

The gold plaques of the two longitudinal and four transverse bands are held in place by threads of violet glass bead borders, which are passed through eyelet fastenings on the sides of the plaques. These bands have outer margins of narrow plain sheet-gold which are similarly attached. In these plain gold margins are tiny holes at intervals for sewing them to the outer wrappings of the Mummy.

4 Ornamental side strap down each side of the Mummy, from the shoulders to the feet, sewn to the outer wrappings and attached (in festoon fashion) to the four transverse bands. These ornamental straps are made up of inlaid gold plaques, held together by threads of beads. The various devices employed are as follows: -

Card no. 256b-03 relating to Carter no. 256b(3)
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