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Carter No.: 263

Handlist description: Reed torch upon sun-dried brick

Card/Transcription No.: 263-1


POSITION: Between poles of palankeen of Anubis (261), in front of shrine, just inside threshold of room.

DIMENS: Brick L. 8.3, W. 4, H. 1.2, cms. Torch: L.13.2, diam 1.2 cms.

DESCRIP: A reed torch with gilt top, fixed into sundried mud brick and inscribed with five lines of hieroglyphic magical text (see note).

REMARKS: Some grains of charcoal on ground beside it.

Card no. 263-1 relating to Carter no. 263
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