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Carter No.: 267b

Handlist description: Counterpoise (clasp) ornament from (?) pectoral

Card/Transcription No.: 267b-1


Max. H. 6.8, Max. W. 6. cms.

The counterpoise to some breast ornament which is missing. DEVICE: the king's prenomen between two solar uraei, which support the crescent (gold) and lunar orb (silver). Pendant to the bottom bar were nine (?)bead tassels. This clasp is made of two separate pieces which slide apart and thus can be opened and closed at will. The suspension fastenings at back of the solar discs are pierced with six holes each. (Some of the ancient threads were still in these holes proving suspension by strings of beads.) For materials employed see note A. L.

Card no. 267b-1 relating to Carter no. 267b
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