256, B. (Continued) 5.
The head borders of these ornamental side straps are of red,
blue and green faience and gold.
The materials and colours of the inlay upon the plaques of
these side straps are: carnelian (quartz), lapis lazuli and
turquoise coloured glass with bosses of gold - the plaques
being of gold cloisonné type.
On the back of the cartouches, Uraei, and Rîshi and drop-pendant plaques of the first section of the ornamental side
straps are engraved hieroglyphic texts (see Note attached),
the reading of which is not consecutive. In some cases
cartouches have been deliberately cut out, plain gold inserted
in their place, but in one instance the original cartouche <>
which is that of Smenkh-ka-Ra remains. Thus, leading to the
assumption that these particular plaques were the residue from
the burial of that King utilized for