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Carter No.: 279

Handlist description: Plain wooden box

Card/Transcription No.: 279-1


POSITION: Resting upon the west end of the black box of Osiris (288); lid partially open.

DIMENSIONS: Max. L. 68; Max. H. (including lid) 51; Max. W. 48.3, cms.

DESCRIPTION: A plain wooden box; having styles, rails and panels; stands upon four square feet; has a cornice and torus moulding round the top edges; lid gable-shaped. In place of knobs on front end of box and lid are rough wooden pegs to which, originally, cords and seals were attached - the broken seals had been dropped on the lid of box (288); they show the following impression: <> nine captives See photo.

Card no. 279-1 relating to Carter no. 279
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