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Carter No.: 272a

Handlist description: The King's fan

Card/Transcription No.: 272a

272, A. THE KING'S FAN 3

Dimensions: <> brown feathers 24 3.5 white feathers 48 11 18 Upon ivory hemispherical centre piece the prenomen and nomen of the King, within a border of rectangular pattern.

Comprises 15 white, and 15 brown (clipped) ostrich feathers; mounted upon an ivory hemispherical centre-piece, inlaid with blue, red, black and green pigment. The cylindrical ivory handle, bent at right angles, takes the form of a papyrus stalk and corolla, having the calyx inlaid with blue, green and red pigment, a collar of gold, a second collar of gold with applied scroll device, and at the extreme end a knob of violet glass embellished with gold boss and three gold collars.

Card no. 272a relating to Carter no. 272a
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