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Carter No.: 271b

Handlist description: Ivory palette

Card/Transcription No.: 271b-1

271, B. An Ivory Palette (See 271, E; 262).

L. 30.0; W. 4.4; thickness 0.75., cms.

An ivory palette cut out of a slab of ivory, having the end encased with thin sheet gold; a compartment in the centre containing seven reed pens, and at the top two hollows for two colours (pigments) red and black. On the upper surface, engraved and filled in with black, are the following inscriptions: - Top end above colours: - <> Below colours: - <> Surrounding the compartment for reed pens: - <>

(See photo).

Card no. 271b-1 relating to Carter no. 271b
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