265. THREE CALCITE TAZZE (see photo)
Placed before (west) canopic shrine (266) in centre, behind cow's head (264).
North side. Made in three pieces, namely a pedestal, a shallow bowl fitting on top of pedestal
and a second similar bowl as cover. The three pieces have been luted with beeswax, but are
DIMENS: pedestal H. 24.3 cms. Diam. bottom 9.5 cms. diam. top 6.0 cms. bowls diam.
CONTENTS: appearance: a mixture of fine powder with slightly coherent lumps; white in
colour with slight brownish tint on surface. Composition - the material which consists of a
mass of fine crystals is natron containing a small portion of common salt and a small
proportion of sulphate of soda. (A. L.)
Centre (without cover). Similar to 265A, but empty and cover missing, if it ever had one.
Bowl luted to pedestal