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Carter No.: 256n

Handlist description: Gold wristlet

Card/Transcription No.: 256n

256, N. Gold wristlet

POSITION: Thighs; left hip. Group: I

DIMENSIONS: W. 6.1 cents. Max. diam. 5.5 Min. diam. 4.8 (wider measurement).

DESCRIPTION: A gold wrislet of barrel-shape type, inlaid with turquoise, lapis lazuli glass and carnelian (quartz with red pigment underneath). Beneath one half section, the following legend: <>

<> pin hinge pin hinge

<> turquoise lapis carnelian lapis turquoise Repeated

<> carnelian carnelian lapis turquoise lapis Repeated

REMARKS: As per legend this ornament is purely sepulchral. (See Davies Gardiner, Amenemhet, pl. XII, XI, p.50.) Only one was found upon the mummy, though from the monuments one would have expected there would be at least 4 (i.e. pair of wristlets and a pair of anklets).

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