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Carter No.: 271d

Handlist description: Mirror case

Card/Transcription No.: 271cd-2

271 C. & D.


Wood covered with thin gold foil now much tarnished: C. Eyebrow, eyelids and beard of figure are glass originally dark blue, now in part faded. Eye is crystalline limestone (eyeball) and obsidian (?) (pupil). The fasteners at back are silver. D. "Reeds of Years" are of copper (or bronze) partly gilt. Cartouches at back are of faience with gold letters. TREATMENT: Cleaned with warm water and ammonia.

A. L.

Card no. 271cd-2 relating to Carter no. 271d
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