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Carter No.: 269b

Handlist description: Mirror case in form of ankh sign

Card/Transcription No.: 269b-2

(269, B. Continued) 2

<> on the ends of the arms of the canh the cartouches of the King thus: <> on either side of the stem: <> on the bottom of the stem: the two cartouches of the king as above on the under surface, also embossed upon the sheet gold: - centre of loop: the two cartouches of the king with pendent uraei on either side, surmounted with four solar discs, the whole resting upon a lotus flower. Around the loop: <> sic Down the centre of the stem: <>

Note The interior of this mirror case (both of the lid and of the box) is lined with thin sheet silver (a sort of thick silver-paper), which lends one to suppose that the mirror it contained was of silver.

Card no. 269b-2 relating to Carter no. 269b
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