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Carter No.: 267e

Handlist description: Counterpoise and clasp of (?) pectoral ornament

Card/Transcription No.: 267e-1


Max. H. 6.9, Max. W. 8.2, cms.

This clasp takes the form of (centre) the Heh ideogram of "great number", supporting the "eye of Horus", with below his left arm the Thet symbol of Isis. On either side is the solar uraeus. The device is enclosed within the hfn and reed symbol of "Hundred thousands years".

Pendant from the base were 18 bead tassels ending in fish of red and yellow gold alternate of which only a few exist.

The fastenings are pierced to receive six threads - the sliding portion of the right side is missing.

For materials employed see note A. L.

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