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Carter No.: 269g

Handlist description: Bracelet of large scarab

Card/Transcription No.: 269g-1


Scarab centre piece = Max. H. 6.6, Max. W. 5.1, cms. L. of wrist-band 10.7, W. 3.5, cms. (showing a circumference of 15.8, cms.)

CENTREPIECE: Kheper-beetle worked in gold in the round and inlaid with lapis-lazuli. In its forelegs it holds the cartouche of the king-Kheperu-Neb-Re of gold with field of lapis lazuli; in its posterior legs the Neb sign, so that independent of the cartouche of the king the device also incorporates the king's prenomen. WRIST-BAND: Made of beads and gold spacers. The beads are gold, calcite, lapis lazuli, glass, turquoise glass of barrel shape, strung in transverse rows, with granulated and plain ring beads, between gold spacers.

It has a fastening which slides into the right side of the centre piece.

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