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boxes, etc. cannot be removed from their slots without first
loosening the sides of the chest. This will require long and
carefully technical work in the future. Again without taking the
chest to pieces the warped portions could never be strengthened.
Round the outer margin of the lid the text is incised & filled
in with blue pigment (names and titles etc.).
Round the inner margin of the centre panel of lid, the text is
incised and filled in with a light yellow pigment resembling
The texts round the four sides of the chest are incised & filled
in with a light yellow pigment to resemble ivory.
At the back is a large wooden dd <> symbol bearing the prenomen
of the king - incised & filled in with blue pigment.