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Carter No.: 261

Handlist description: Recumbent figure of the jackal Anubis, on shrine, with sledge and carrying poles

Card/Transcription No.: 261-5

261 (continued) Interior of Shrine 5

Interior: Divided into four small and one large compartment (see photos). The four small compartments contained cult objects - (see 261, E, F, G, and H.) - wrapped in linen. The large compartment contained jewellery, which had been wrapped in linen and sealed, but had been disturbed by the tomb-plunderers - (see 261, I, J, K, L, M, N, O, P and Q).

Remarks: Though in fair condition the wood was much shrunk, the gold work bulged in many places. Weak places filled in with wax and the whole surfaces completely waxed over. The gilding much tarnished.

It would appear that this Anubis shrine, upon sledge & carrying poles, the figure of the jackal god on top, was carried like a palanquin on the shoulders of (?) eight men (i.e., two to each pole).

Card no. 261-5 relating to Carter no. 261
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