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Carter No.: 256nnn

Handlist description: Collar with vulture and cobra

Card/Transcription No.: 256nnn-1

256, NNN. 'Collar of Nubti' (i.e. Buto and Nekhbet). 1       
<> (See 256, 3. MMM)

POSITION: Thorax, covering the chest, wing extending over shoulders. Mankhet at back.

DIMENSIONS: See note attached.

DESCRIPTION: A large 'collar of Nbti' in cloisonné-work, having usual Mcnht attached by means of gold (beaten) wire. Made up of 166 plaques of cloisonné work, inlaid with coloured opaque glasses (for detail see notes attached), and engraved on the back a number in accordance with the 'districts' of the wings.

The plaques or cloisonnés are divided up as follows (each plaque per two feathers - (in some cases the larger feathers take as many as 3 plaques). Vulture 'Head and body' plaques 1 'Tail' " 1 'Tibia' " 1 'Tarsus' " 1

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