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Carter No.: 256mmm

Handlist description: Vulture collar

Card/Transcription No.: 256mmm-1

256, MMM Collar of Nekhbet 1

POSITION: Thorax: covering whole of chest, the wings extending to shoulders.

DIMENSIONS: See note attached

DESCRIPTION: <> 'The collar of Nekhbet', of cloisonné-work, having <> Mcnht attached to it by means of gold (beaten) wire. For details see photos and notes attached. The bird is made up of 250 plaques of cloisonné-work, the inlay being of opaque coloured glasses. Each plaque is engraved on the back and numbered in accordance with the 'district' of part of 'district' it belongs. The number of plaques (one plaque per feather) in each 'district' are as follows: - Body, tail and both tibia = 1 plaque Tarsi 2 " 'Primaries' R. 44, L 44 = 88 " 'Secondaries' 26 31 = 57 "

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