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Carter No.: 288a

Handlist description: Figure of Osiris

Card/Transcription No.: 288a-1

288, a. Figure of Osiris 1

DIMENSIONS: Max. L. 190; Max. W. 75; Max. thickness 14, cents.

POSITION: Lying on box with head end towards west; facing NORTH.

DESCRIPTION: An Osiride figure, wrapped in linen. 1. OUTER COVERING: A large sheet of linen folded double & passed underneath, tied in position by three longitudinal (7 cents. wide) and five transverse (5 cents. wide) bands of linen: the bands have their edges folded under. Under these bands were two other transverse linen bindings: one in the centre, the other at the lower shin (see photo). The bands and bindings were tied underneath figure. Ankles and feet also bound with linen binding. 2. Below the outer covering, described above, was a series of broad linen bandaging wound round the feet and legs and criss-cross over the body. Covering the body from waist upwards were three large pads of folded linen (? sheets). 3. Another series of bandaging similar to the previous: these bandages held in place a dark brown linen covering, placed underneath and folded over the top. The texture of this linen was very fine and much decayed.

Card no. 288a-1 relating to Carter no. 288a
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