File NEWB4/34 - Animals - Hippopotamus, Horse and Chariot, Lion, Monkey, Bats, Cheetah, Hyena, Bear, Jerboa, Porcupine, Deer, Ostrich

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NEWB4/34

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Animals - Hippopotamus, Horse and Chariot, Lion, Monkey, Bats, Cheetah, Hyena, Bear, Jerboa, Porcupine, Deer, Ostrich

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1 cm, 1 folder

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Folder numbered 3 and titled 'Hippopotamus, Horse and Chariot, Lion, Monkey, Bats, Cheetah, Hyena, Bear, Jerboa, Porcupine, Deer, Ostrich' containing five handbound notebooks titled 'Hippopotamus', 'Horse and Chariot', 'Lion', 'Monkey, Bats, Cheetah, Hyaena, Bear, Jerboa, Porcupine, Deer' and 'Ostrich'.

Notebook titled 'Hippopotamus' contains typed notes and draft on the hippopotamus.

Notebook titled 'Horse and Chariot' contains notes on the horse and the chariot including their introduction into Egypt, early references to them, representations in art, as well as notes on mules and charioteers. Also includes:


  • Cutting of an image of a side of a painted box from the tomb of Tutankhamen showing Tutankhamen in a chariot (Cairo Museum, JE 61467)


  • Cuttings of images of the interior and exterior of a chariot of Tuthmosis IV (Cairo Museum, JE 46097)

Notebook titled 'Lion' contains notes on lions including hunting lions, references to and representations of lions, their distribution and behavior. Also includes cutting of an image of a side of a painted box from the tomb of Tutankhamen showing Tutankhamen shooting lions from his chariot (Cairo Museum, JE 61467).

Notebook titled 'Monkey, Bats, Cheetah, Hyaena, Bear, Jerboa, Porcupine, Deer' includes:


  • Notes on different species of baboon and monkey including cutting of drawings of two baboon-shaped objects


  • Notes on the bat


  • Notes on the cheetah including photograph of Newberry with a cheetah


  • Notes on the jerboa


  • Notes on references to the hyena


  • Notes on references to the bear


  • Notes on references to the porcupine including cutting of a porcupine inscription (Egyptian Museum of Berlin, 1132)


  • Draft on the fallow deer including tracing and drawings

Notebook titled 'Ostrich' includes notes on the ostrich including their distribution and on ostrich feathers worn in the hair. Also includes:


  • Cuttings from The Illustrated London News of a fan made out of ostrich feathers and fan handle found in the tomb of Tutankhamun, 22 January 1927 (TopBib i2.583 [242])

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Flora and Fauna 2'.

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PEN/G.XIII/F.C

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