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Carter No.: 256ttt

Handlist description: Bead collar with flexible gold hawk-headed clasps

Card/Transcription No.: 256ttt-2

256, TTT. Diagram showing scale (___centimetres), design,
order of colours and method of stringing the bead work collar.

The greater portion of this collar has been left in situ (under wax) upon the mummy.


repeat two rows of three gold beads two rows of three red haematite beads two rows of three yellow glass beads two rows of five turquoise glass beads.

turquoise glass beads seven in number

gold pendant drops

nine to ten turquoise glass beads

and a similar number of blue chevrons turquoise glass beads

at the present state of preservation there are at least four of these gold bead chevrons

repeat allowing for curve

gold beads

twenty-eight gold beads

red haematite beads gold beads gold sequins sewn to the bead work gold beads red haematite beads repeat (allowing for curved edge). border


gold hawk flexible clasps

shape of collar

It covered the whole of the chest of the King, extending down as far as the bottom of the breasts.

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