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Carter No.: 256ccc

Handlist description: Gold finger ring

Card/Transcription No.: 256ccc

256, CCC. Gold Finger Ring.

POSITION: Second finger of left hand.

<> 2.45 1.1 Side of loop the solar kheper form of the King's name Kheperu-Neb-Ra. Massive gold ring Upon bezel in deep intaglio very finely finished and detail engraved the King kneeling, offering the figure of Maat. Above the Buto-hawk hovering, holding in its talons the shen symbol side of loop The cartouche of the King surmounted by <> feathers Kheperu-Neb-Ra.

A magnificent specimen of goldsmith's work. The face is an absolute portrait of the King, showing extraordinary affinity to Akh-en-aten.

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