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Carter No.: 272

Handlist description: Wooden box with vaulted lid

Card/Transcription No.: 272-2

(A. H. G.)

No. 272. Hieratic legend of a wooden box. <> "The procession of the bed-chamber" This inscription is explained to some extent by Casket 267, ms being thence shown to be an abbreviation for ms-wd3 "funeral procession" and <> proving to be a short writing of "bed". Presumably the box was carried in the funerary procession named "the procession of the bed-chamber" i.e. probably that procession which we see depicted in the tombs of Amenemhet, of Ramose, and others.

Card no. 272-2 relating to Carter no. 272
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