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Carter No.: 256i

Handlist description: Two hawk collars

Card/Transcription No.: 256i-3

256, i. (1) Two collars of 'The Hawk'
<> (see 256aa)

POSITION: Shins, just below the knees.

DIMENSIONS: Max. H. 34 cmts; Max. W. 40 cmts (see note attached)

DESCRIPTION: A gold collar made up of thirty two sections of cloissonné-work. Has shoulder pieces in the form of hawk's head. Each section has eyelets on its upper and lower margin, by which they were threaded together by means of bead borders. The beads used for this purpose were of the following kind and shape: <> dark blue faience. <> gold - (used only when necessary to make equal spacing of eyelets).

Has usual Mcnht attached by means of gold wire. For further details see note attached

REMARKS: These collars were roughly folded and bent over the shins, so as not to prevent the shaping of the mummy - hence they have suffered considerably cf. Mace & Winlock, Senebtisi, p 64 ff. Lacau, Sarcophages, pl. LI.

Card no. 256i-3 relating to Carter no. 256i
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