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Carter No.: 269

Handlist description: Casket of cartouche form

Card/Transcription No.: 269-1


POSITION: The second box from west end, of row of five boxes (No 267-272) placed along the N. side of east and west axis of chamber. END OF CARTOUCHE FORM towards south. KNOBS FOR TYING AND SEALING, south (seal broken & mostly missing, see 283) UPON ITS LID was placed the lid of a small ebony & ivory veneered box (268) that stands behind, upon the floor (N. of this box). COVERING THE TOP WERE REMNANTS of muslin-like linen put over the box to protect it. SOME FOLDS OF LINEN in front (south) of box lying on the floor.

DIMENS: L. 63.5, W. 30.2, H. (including lid) 32.1, cms

Card no. 269-1 relating to Carter no. 269
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