The Griffith Institute
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
The Howard Carter Archives
Photographs by Harry Burton
Previous card Object page Main list Next card
Carter No.: 256dd

Handlist description: Dagger in gold and cloisonné work

Card/Transcription No.: 256dd-1

256, DD. DAGGER - gold and cloisonné-work. 1
(see 256, K).

POSITION: Abdomen; knob right of umbilicus; point centre left thigh; was with girdle 256 EE.

DIMENSIONS: L. 31.9; haft 11.8; blade 20.1 cents. (See details note attached) Sheath: L. 21.0: W. 4.4 cents.

DESCRIPTION: Haft, ornate, decorated with granulated gold work and cloisonné, alternate. Top of knob; the cartouches of Tut.ankh.Amen. The gold of haft yellow, in contradistinction to the especially hardened red gold (?copper alloy) of the blade.

The girdle 256, EE probably belongs to this dagger.

For details see note attached.

Card no. 256dd-1 relating to Carter no. 256dd
© Copyright Griffith Institute, 2000-2004
None of this material may be reproduced in any form without permission from
Griffith Institute, Oxford, OX1 2LG
Contact us
Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
Concept & Direction: Jaromir Malek
Web Page & Database Designs: Jonathan Moffett
Scanning & transcript: Sue Hutchison, Elizabeth Miles, Diana Magee, Kent Rawlinson