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Carter No.: 256ss

Handlist description: Scarab bracelet

Card/Transcription No.: 256ss-1

256, SS. Scarab Bracelet 1

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

DIMENSIONS: L. 15.5 cents. (See remarks). Scarab: L. 3.5; W. 2.9; H. 2.1 cents.

DESCRIPTION: A very finely carved scarab of a pale green hard stone, (?)of the nature of quartz; threaded upon a band of five rows of lapis lazuli and gold beads - (No fastening ends of threads simply tied.).

The scarab has its legs free from the base; base, encircled with gold funda, is made up of several pieces of the above stone, and is finely carved with following device: <> in incised relief. The beads, lapis lazuli and granulated gold, are kept in place by

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