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Carter No.: 282a

Handlist description: Figure of Shu

Card/Transcription No.: 282a-2


Max: H. (including pedestal) 74; pedestal, 20.5 x 12.2 x 5.9; cms. Covered with a piece of linen tied round chest Wreath of flowers around neck. Figure of the god, made of wood, gesso-gilt, eyes inlaid with glass, beard of ebony. He wears the quadruple feathers on head. Pedestal varnished with black resin and inscribed with yellow paint: <>

Card no. 282a-2 relating to Carter no. 282a
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