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Carter No.: 256qq

Handlist description: Bracelet

Card/Transcription No.: 256qq-1

256, QQ. Bracelet 1
(See 256 YY)

POSITION: Right forearm; fourth from elbow (of group: X, OO, PP, QQ, RR, SS and SS bis).

DIMENSIONS: L. 17.8; W. 6.0 cents.

DESCRIPTION: An elaborate open-work bracelet of three scarabs, four uraei and two cartouches, divided up into nine sections which are hinged together and bordered with small gold, lapis lazuli, carnelian, and green felspar beads.

Front central scarab section: scarab of hard pale green stone of the nature of (?)quartz. The scarab of beautiful carved open work upon gold basis, supports with its forelegs a solar disk (carnelian). Either side of central scarab just described Two uraei, inlaid with lapis blue glass, carnelian and green felspar: they support upon their heads solar-discs of gold, upon their tails <>-signs of green felspar - the combination of the central disc upon scarab making the word <> as a central device with scarab. The uraei rest upon nb-signs of green felspar.

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