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Carter No.: 296a

Handlist description: Figure of Menkaret supporting the King

Card/Transcription No.: 296a-1


Both god and king covered with separate pieces of linen tied at the neck. Max. H. (including pedestal) 84.5, pedestal, 30 x 12.7 x 5.6 cms. Both god and king carved of wood, gesso-gilt, with eyes inlaid with glass. The god wears a scaled corslet, Shendyt kilt, waist band has <> (thet) buckle and <> at back, supports upon his head and both hands the king in seated mummy-form, wearing red crown of Lower Egypt, Usekh collar, and Mankhet. The pedestal, varnished with black resin, bears the following inscription in yellow paint: <>

Card no. 296a-1 relating to Carter no. 296a
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