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Spain. Cabo de Gata

Coastline view of the Cabo de Gata in Spain:
-watercolour on paper
-loose
-20.5 x 8.5 cm
-[on sketch] 'Cape de Gat NE 9 miles off' (ink note)

Palestine. Bethlehem. Church

View of interior of church at Bethlehem in Palestine, with three figures:
-pencil and watercolour sketch on paper
-loose
-13.7 x 18.8 cm
-[on sketch] 'Bethlaham' (pencil note)

Egypt. Abu Simbel. Great Temple. Great Hall. Lower Register. Third Scene. Lion.

Lion with tongue out from the third scene of the lower register, in the Great Hall of the Great Temple at Abu Simbel (TopBib vii.103.(39)-(40)):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-41.9 x 26.8 cm
-[on sketch] '.ABOO SIMBEL.' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'lyon de Sesostrifs' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] encircled '9' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
-[on verso] encircled '4' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
-[on verso] 'Abu Symbel etc' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Iraq. Nineveh. South-West Palace of Sennacherib. Court VI (I). Panels 66-67. Relief depicting four male captives removing stones in baskets, c. 700-692 BC; sketch in grid from gypsum slab now in London, British Museum, BM 124821 = 1851,0902.5

Relief depicting four male captives removing stones in baskets, c. 700-692 BC; sketch in grid from gypsum slab (panels 66-67) from Court VI (I) in the South-West Palace of Sennacherib at Nineveh in Iraq, now in London, British Museum, BM 124821 = 1851,0902.5:
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-44.5 x 56.7 cm
-[on sketch] 'The younger men are chained {two} together / Some have fetters on their legs' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '"Thou didst show them no mercy / whom the ancient hast thou very / heavily laid thy yoke" Isaiah 47.6 / This is said of the Babylonians but is equally / applicable as we see to the Ninevites who were in / fact under the same rule / "Woe to him that buildeth a town / with blood (underlined) and stablisheth a city / by iniquity!" Habak 2 12 / Woe to the bloody city Nahum 3 1' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'This is a remarkable expression / of age and fatigue in the attitude / and countenance of their figures / which no doubt was the intention / of the assyrian artist to convey / It represents a number of jewish? / captives carrying stones up a steep / mound so steep as to require holes / or foot steps to enable the me / to go up to its top / It may be they are conveying stones / to make an inclined / plain over which to / drag a colossal bull / to the top of one of the / artificial mounds {or hills} on / which the palaces of / the kings of Nineveh / were built.' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'The word translated blood (underlined) / in the quotation from Habakak / is [...] in the plural / perhaps to signify (partially rubbed out) the {repeated} cruel / waste of life occasioned by / own fatigue / So in the quotation from / Nahum the word bloods is [...] / which might be rendered city of bloods / {that is} city built at the cost of so many lives / a succession of captives, of deportations of the inhabitants / from neighbouring countries' (pencil note)

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