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Tutankhamun: Anatomy of an Excavation
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Carter No.: 264

Handlist description: Cow's head upon pedestal

Card/Transcription No.: 264-2


MATERIALS. Wood covered with gesso-gilt except lower part of neck which is covered with gesso varnished black. HORNS: wooden core covered with thin sheet of copper or bronze and then varnished black. EYE-BALL: crystalline limestone. PUPIL OF EYE: probably obsidian. ROUND EYE AND ALSO EYEBROW: black glass. On oblong wooden stand varnished black. No inscription. TREATMENT. Cleaned with warm water: waxed.

A. L.

Card no. 264-2 relating to Carter no. 264
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