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Carter No.: 266b

Handlist description: Alabaster (calcite) canopic box on sledge covered with linen sheet

Card/Transcription No.: 266b-07


Engraved upon the broad (15 cms. wide) gilded dado is an ornament comprising alternate pairs of dad & tet symbols thus: <>

The wooden sledge, overlaid with gesso and gilded with thin gold-foil, has four handles of bronze covered with thick silver plating - two on each side (N. and S).

The fabric of linen sheet that covered the box was much deteriorated and discoloured to a dark brown; it was crumpled and creased, in places it shew finger-marks and stains from some liquid, which suggest that it had been employed for some purpose before it was folded over the box.

Card no. 266b-07 relating to Carter no. 266b
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