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Carter No.: 267d

Handlist description: Lunar and solar breast ornament

Card/Transcription No.: 267d-1


Max. H. 14.9, Max. W. 14.5, cms.

An open-work breast ornament of complex design: A combined Kheper-and-solar-hawk supporting the lunar barque containing the "eye of Horus" (i.e. the moon), surmounted by the crescent (gold) and lunar orb (silver) upon which are applied (in gold) a figure of the King between the two gods Herakhty (of the eastern horizon) and Aah (Thoth, the moon god). In the lunar barque are two solar uraei; pendant on either side of the Kheper-and-solar-hawk a solar uraeus; in the talons of the Kheper- and-solar-hawk Shen symbols and lotus lilies; and depending from the lower bar of contiguous circles are lotus flowers, poppies, complex buds and papyrus corollae, between concentric circles (attached to the stems of the lotus flowers.) On the ends of the hawk's wings are six eyelets (on either side) for attachment, apparently by which the ornament pended.

For materials employed see note A. L.

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