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Carter No.: 269o

Handlist description: Bead-work ornament resembling stole

Card/Transcription No.: 269o


L. 69.5, W. 4.6, cms.

A kind of ceremonial scarf-like ornament resembling a stole, of uniform breadth, made of seven rows of blue faience disc-shape (diam. 0.65 cms.) beads with, at intervals, gold spacers to hold the beads in place; on the ends are gold-plaques in the form of cartouches on which are engraved the prenomen and nomen of the king, including the epithets "Beloved of Seker", "Beloved of Ptah", thus: <>

Attached to the cartouche plaques are fringes of <> (cAnkh) symbols, "live".

From the shape of this scarf-like ornament it would appear that it was intended to be worn scarf-wise, in similar manner the coptic priests wear the stole, and thus suggesting that liturgical vestment to be of ancient Egyptian origin.

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