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Carter No.: 256hhh

Handlist description: Djad amulet (emblem of Osiris)

Card/Transcription No.: 256hhh

256, HHH. dd-amulet (emblem of Osiris).

POSITION: Neck; just below junction of left clavicle and breastbone; wire round neck. Fourth amulet (on left side) of second group (i.e., FFF, KK, GGG, and HHH.).

DIMENSIONS: L. 8.8 cents. Wire (total length) 60 cents.

DESCRIPTION: dd-amulet of gold inlaid with plaques of blue faience. The gold casing of cloisonné type into which the faience is inlaid. Has eyelet at top for attachment. It formed the fourth amulet on the extreme left of the second group of amulets attached to the neck of the King by gold (beaten) wires within the linen wrappings.

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REMARKS: This group of amulets reached down to below the clavicles.

Card no. 256hhh relating to Carter no. 256hhh
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