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Carter No.: 296b

Handlist description: Figure of the King

Card/Transcription No.: 296b


Covered with a piece of linen tied at chest. Max. H. (including pedestal) 68.5, pedestal 29.2 x 12 x 6.8, cms. Carved of wood, gesso-gilt, with gilt-bronze uraeus and glass eyes inlaid. The statuette represents the king standing, left foot forward, in right hand he holds the flagellum (bronze-gilt), and in his left hand the long crooked staff (bronze-gilt). He wears the Usekh-collar and Mankhet, the Shendyt-kilt with apron, and upon his feet sandals (bronze-gilt). The pedestal, varnished with black resin, inscribed in yellow paint: <>

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