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Carter No.: 256ooo

Handlist description: Pectoral (gold, inlaid)

Card/Transcription No.: 256ooo-3

256, OOO. 3

the figure the symbols: dd and w3s; below the figure a horizontal bar decorated with <> pattern inlaid with quartz and glass. Engraved upon the spacer-fastenings the winged uraeus <>. ----------------- The materials used for inlay on for both pectoral and clasp are: lapis lazuli, felspar, carnelian, quartz with pigment at back to imitate carnelian, and coloured glasses to correspond with the above stones and turquoise. ----------------- Back of pectoral clasp plain gold engraved with similar details to upper surface. ----------------- REMARKS: One of the spacer-fastenings opens by sliding inwards The pectoral-clasp is pierced at the base with 13 holes for a bead fringe, of which no traces were found. It is of interest to note that the lunar-disc (as in every other case in this tomb) is of a silver alloy in contradistinction the solar-discs of a copper alloy.

Card no. 256ooo-3 relating to Carter no. 256ooo
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