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Carter No.: 345

Handlist description: Games-box (ebony and ivory)

Card/Transcription No.: 345-02

(345 continued) 2

of ivory; the divisions or squares of the games divided by narrow strips of ebony. On the two sides, end, and front framing of drawer, hieroglyphic texts incised and filled in with a light-yellow pigment (to imitate ivory) - see note attached for the texts.

(383) The oblong-drawer, of ebony, had been originally fastened by '<>-bolts' which were shot into staples; but have been wrenched away (?) by the tomb-robbers for their value in metal.

(580) The stool-shaped support or stand for the Game-box (345): An open-work oblong four-legged stool upon sledge, of ebony. This finely made stool-shaped-support has four legs carved in feline form; the claws of ivory; the remaining embellishments of gold. On the top frame-work is a rebate to receive the Game-box (345).

Card no. 345-02 relating to Carter no. 345
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