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Carter No.: 256b(4)

Handlist description: Ornamental side strap

Card/Transcription No.: 256b-06

256,B (Continued) 6

Tutankhamen. (See similar plaques of shape of scarab on mask 256a). Upon practically all the plaques of the longitudinal, transverse bands, and those of the ornamental side straps are numbers on the back to show their order, but it was only in the case of the plaques of the longitudinal bands that the order indicated by numbers had been strictly adhered to. With all these trappings there was evidence of rough handling at some ancient time - probably before or during the actual burial. In fact portions of these trappings, which may have been surplus pieces, were found on the floor of the passage and antechamber when we first opened the tomb. These, unless they are proved to belong to some other decorative object in the tomb, may have come from the mummy when carried into the tomb???

Card no. 256b-06 relating to Carter no. 256b(4)
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