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Carter No.: 256vvv

Handlist description: Pectoral (gold, inlaid)

Card/Transcription No.: 256vvv-1


256, VVV. PECTORAL - gold inlaid 1
(See 256, 4E)

POSITION: PECTORAL: Thorax, centre low, suspended from neck. PECTORAL-CLASP: below nape of neck (see group 4E). DIMENSIONS: PECTORAL: Max. L. 9.5 cents.; Max. H. 5.7 cents. PECTORAL-CLASP: H. 3.4 cents; W. 3.7 cents. DESCRIPTION: An wd3t-eye of Horus, upon a horizontal bar; in front of eye uraeus supporting on head the drt crown of Low. Eg; behind eye vulture rampant with open protective wings supporting on head the atef crown of Osiris. Eye and Eyebrows: lapis lazuli, field of a pale green stone (like turquoise discoloured) of a quartz nature. Uraeus: lapis lazuli and turquoise (missing) glass and carnelian. Vulture: lapis lazuli, carnelian a glass of turquoise colour. Bar: <> decoration of carnelian stone, turquoise and lapis lazuli coloured glass. Back: plain gold with details similar to front engraved.

Suspended from a pectoral-clasp (4E) by three strings of gold and

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