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Carter No.: 256ppp

Handlist description: Pectoral (gold, inlaid)

Card/Transcription No.: 256ppp-3

256, PPP. 3

The straps are composed of alternate gold and lapis lazuli rectangular beads having in their centres concentric circles - they are threaded together upon four threads. The outer edges being bordered with minute gold and blue glass beads.

(4E) The clasp: - comprises two eagles (contiguous), head resting on scapulas; of gold finely inlaid with lapis lazuli, felspar, onyx stone (or ?glass), carnelian and green glass. The clasp opens and closes by sliding the two birds upon slot and tongue provided between the two.

REMARKS: The present mounting only shows about 50% of the bead-straps many of the lapis beads having decayed, others their holes blocked up.

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