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Carter No.: 261n

Handlist description: Pectoral of pylon form

Card/Transcription No.: 261n-1


Max. L. 18.2, H. 12.8 cms. RECTO: Pylonic in form, with feathered cornice, taurus and garland frieze, the sides and base of rectangular geometric pattern; worked a jour. In the centre a large scarab (in the round) supported by: on the right the goddess Isis and on the left the goddess Nephthys. This device is surmounted by: centre, the solar disk with pendant uraei, on either side the prenomen and nomen of the king with solar discs. VERSO: The chased gold back of the pectoral has precisely the same details. On the base of the scarab (of an artificial paste of vitrious nature imitating lapis lazuli(?)) is a hieroglyphic text (see note P. E. N.). For materials employed see note A. L. NOTE: This pectoral was originally backed with linen and was suspended by means of three (on each side) strings of beads(?). This pectoral together with 261, M and 261, O were wrapped in a piece of linen.

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