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Carter No.: 256r

Handlist description: Uraeus insignia of diadem 256,4,o

Card/Transcription No.: 256r-1

256, R. Uraeus Buto Insignia (of Diadem 256, 4, O)
(see 256,3 and 4, O)

POSITION: Thighs - along left thigh, tip of tail level with pubis, head of snake above inner side of left knee. (Was placed as counter balanced to dagger 256, K.).

DIMENSIONS: H. of head & hood 6.5 cents. L. of body 28.5 cents.

DESCRIPTION: The uraeus Buto insignia made up of gold plates; head of faience; hood inlaid; body chased - (For details see note attached). Has socket at back of head to fit on to corresponding projection on diadem. (256 4, O.)

REMARKS: Probably placed along thighs for safety, as on the diadem placed on the head it would have had risk of damage.

For photos see diadem (256, 4. O).

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