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Carter No.: 261j

Handlist description: Scarab pectoral

Card/Transcription No.: 261j-1


Max. H. 10.5, Max. W. 14.5, cms.

Open-work pectoral of pylonic form of the following device: The prenomen of the King supported by a winged KHEPER-beetle (the scarab of green felspar in the round).

The cornice has feather pattern; the frieze a garland pattern; the sides geometric design; and the base a floral device of poppies and lotus buds.

For text on the base of the scarab see note P. E. N.

The pectoral was suspended by two strings and (?) plaquettes on either side.

For materials employed see note A. L.

Card no. 261j-1 relating to Carter no. 261j
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