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Carter No.: 256k

Handlist description: Dagger and sheath

Card/Transcription No.: 256k-1

256, K. Dagger and Sheath (see dd, see L.)

POSITION: Thighs: along right thigh, knob level with pubis, point over inner side above knee. DIMENSIONS: L. 34.2 cents (see note attached) Sheath. L. 22.3. (see note attached). DESCRIPTION: Dagger: haft decorated with cloisonné-work and granulated gold work. Knob of crystal. Material of cloisonné-work - coloured glasses and stones (for details see note attached) Blade of iron, quite plain and clean save a few rust spots. Edge very sharp. (See photo and notes).

Sheath of gold. Of sheet gold embossed with on front palmette and rope patten and on back feather pattern terminating with jackal's head. (For details see note attached)

REMARKS: Girdle 256.L. probably belongs to this dagger cf. Lacau, Sarcophages, PL. XLIII. <> bk3gsw

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