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Carter No.: 256q

Handlist description: Black resin scarab suspended on gold (beaten) wire

Card/Transcription No.: 256q-1

256, Q. Black Resin Scarab - suspended on gold (beaten) wire 1
(see 256, A.)

POSITION: Thorax: suspended from neck by wire, reaching as far down as the umbilicus.

DIMENSIONS: Max. L. 4.80 cents. Max. W. 3.45 " Gold wire. 42.5 suspension (total length 86 cents.)

DESCRIPTION: A large black resin scarab, mounted upon gold funda, and suspended upon gold (beaten) wire. Inlaid upon elytra a Bennu bird (Ardea Cinerea - the Common Heron). (See note attached). For text on base see note attached by P.E.N.

REMARKS: This probably takes the place of the heart-scarab type.

Card no. 256q-1 relating to Carter no. 256q
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