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Carter No.: 288a

Handlist description: Figure of Osiris

Card/Transcription No.: 288a-2

288, a. (Continued) 2

4. A third series of similar bandaging, even more numerous than the two preceding series.

5. A series of large strips of linen wound round irregularly.

6. A layer series of irregularly wrapped pieces of linen of fairly large dimensions.

7. A thin covering of linen which when removed exposed:

8. A rough wooden framework in the form of Osiris, hollowed out and neatly covered with linen, the troughs of which were filled in with silt from the river bed (i.e., clean quartz sand), in which a cereal grain has germinated to the height of about 3 inches. (For (?) grain, see report P. E. N.).

REMARKS: Woodwork very coarse. Linen showed various shades of colour, from light brown to very dark brown, owing to different qualities of texture - the finer fabric the darker the colour. The bindings were mostly commenced from the feet upwards.

Card no. 288a-2 relating to Carter no. 288a
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