Collection GI Casts - Griffith Institute Casts Collection

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GI Casts


Griffith Institute Casts Collection


  • c.1950s-1970s (Creation)

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Extent and medium

2 boxes (1 standard archive box and 1 wooden box)

Context area

Name of creator

Name of creator

Name of creator

Archival history

Two of the casts were once in the possession of Professor J. Černý (see below), so the other 2 may also have been made for him.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Probably all from Professor J.Černý.

Content and structure area

Scope and content

Plaster casts of objects in Edinburgh, Royal Museum of Scotland, 1956.144 (lower part of block statue of Pedehor, Late Period), and 1961.439 (stela of Anakht, New Kingdom); Reading, The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (copper mirror of Henuiti (woman), Dyn. XII), inked in by J. Černý; Samos, Archeological Museum of Vathy (inscription from bronze mirror of Antiuzashu, Dyn. XXV-XXVI), cast sent by J. Penrose Barron of Balliol College to J. Černý, kept with copies of the texts made by J. Černý and J. Harris.

Appraisal, destruction and scheduling


System of arrangement

Kept as received

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions. Consultation only.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright of the respective Museums.

Language of material

  • English

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

Fragile, must be handled with care.

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Existence and location of originals

These are originals.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

Related units of description

Griffith Institute Archive:

  • Edinburgh, Royal Scottish Museum, 1961.439, Černy MSS 17.52.43, 17.82.15 [lower] (from Seyffarth).

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Not published.

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Physical storage

  • Shelf: 0701