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Carter No.: 262

Handlist description: Ivory palette of Meritaton

Card/Transcription No.: 262-3



PALETTE: Ivory COLOURS: Only the white, yellow red and black have been examined. The white is not carbonate of lime but probably sulphate of lime+, the red is red ochre and the black, carbon. The yellow is probably orpiment+ (sulphate of arsenic). TREATMENT: Cleaned palette with alcohol.

A. L.

+ Sample available too small for confirmation.

Card no. 262-3 relating to Carter no. 262
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