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Carter No.: 264

Handlist description: Cow's head upon pedestal

Card/Transcription No.: 264-1


POSITION. In centre of room, facing west, behind and between poles of the Anubis palankeen (261) and quite near the three TAZZE (265). DIMENS. Max. H. (including pedestal) 91.6; pedestal 40 x 26.8 x 7.6; cms. DESCRIP. Neck swathed with a piece of linen, tied round throat, and much decayed. Head carved of wood, ears and part of throat gesso-gilt; remainder of neck varnished with black resin. Pedestal varnished with black resin. (For further details of materials see note by A. L.) REMARKS: A small heap of short pieces of rushes upon floor before this god.

Card no. 264-1 relating to Carter no. 264
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