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Carter No.: 275c

Handlist description: Statuette of the King upon a reed float

Card/Transcription No.: 275c


Max. H. 75, (including pedestal and float) Pedestal L. 70.5 W. 18.5, H. 5.6, cms Draped in linen covering tied round right shoulder. The king of wood gesso-gilt. The float: wood painted green with binding and calyces in gesso-gilt. The pedestal varnished with black resin, no inscription. The king upon a papyrus reed float, with javelin in his right hand, his legs wide apart, is in the attitude of striking one of the demons of the netherworld. In his left hand he holds a twisted ribbon of bronze - (?) the cord. Wears: the red crown of Lower Egypt, a bead collar with Mankhet, the Shendyt kilt, and sandals. Eyes inlaid glass; the uraeus, javelin, cord and sandals of bronze gilt (with exception of the cord). A strip of linen formed the covering.

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