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Carter No.: 256q

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

Card/Transcription No.: 256q-2

256, Q. 2

Scarab. A scarab of black resin mounted in a gold funda with a broad ring for suspension. The back of the beetle is typical of the XVIIIth dyn. with the elytra marked & upon it is a bennu-bird in polychrome glass of exquisite workmanship. Upon the base is the following hieroglyphic inscription in seven lines: the hieroglyphs are engraved & filled in with white paint:


Max. length 4.80 cents Max. width 3.45 cents.

Card no. 256q-2 relating to Carter no. 256q
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