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Carter No.: 256j

Handlist description: Apron (gold, inlaid)

Card/Transcription No.: 256j-1

256, J. Apron - Gold inlaid

POSITION: Thighs: centre, from pubis down to knees.

DIMENSIONS: Max. L. 35.5; Min. W. 6.3; Max. W. 9.1 (at bottom).

DESCRIPTION: A ceremonial apron, made up of seven sections, inlaid with opaque coloured glasses and carnelian - (for details see note attached). On each side of the sections are eyelets through which were passed threads of beads, forming a bead-work border, by which the sections were held together. There was also a thread of beads at back, down centre, commencing from top of first section and ending at fifth - their purpose not understood. (See photo and diagram attached).

REMARKS: cf. Lacau, Sarcophages, pl. XLVIII. 384, (28088.87).

It should be noted that the last <> db3 biti r ph.f two (bottom) sections, have not eyelets at the back and (?) may be inter-changeable.

Card no. 256j-1 relating to Carter no. 256j
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