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Carter No.: 267l

Handlist description: Pectoral ornament representing the birth of the sun

Card/Transcription No.: 267l-1

267, J)

Max. H. 8.6, Max. W. 10.8, cms.

A finely wrought open-work pectoral ornament of the following device: Khepere upon the solar barque, floating on the waters of Duat, supports the newly born sun disc with his forelegs; in his posterior legs he holds the Shen symbol. Seated upon pylons on either side of Khepere, are cynocephalus apes (the spirits of the east), adoring the rising sun (Dawn); they bear upon their heads the lunar orb and crescent, and therefore represent Aah (i.e. Thoth, the Moon god). Surmounting this device is the starry p-T ideogram of Heaven, supported by, on either side , the W3S-T sceptre.

The back of this pectoral is worked in high relief and the details of the figure are very finely chased.

This pectoral ornament was suspended by means of two straps or chains of open-work plaques of the following devices: The HEH ideogram (great number of years); the HEB-SED ideogram (royal jubilee); and three combinations of DED-WAST-HEB, ANKH-WAST-HEB, SA-WAST-HEB, alternate.

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