The sacred bull Apis predicts the downfall of emperor Germanicus: -inked pencil sketch on paper -loose, adjacent to page 11 -37.0 x 22.3 cm -[on sketch] 'Germanicus consults the Bull Apis by offering him food' (ink note, crossed out) -[on sketch] 'the Bull Apis returns an unfavourable answer to Germanicus by refusing to eat out of / his hands' (ink note)
Plato at Heliopolis discoursing on the immortality of the soul with Egyptians and Jews, with studies of scene and Jew: -pencil sketches on paper -loose, adjacent to page 11 -37.0 x 22.6 cm -[on sketch] 'Plato at Heliopolis discoursing / on the Immortality of the Soul / with the Egyptians & Jews' (pencil note) -[on sketch] 'Trial Scene' (pencil note) -[on sketch] 'Jews' (pencil note) -[on sketch] 'Greek' (pencil note) -[on sketch] 'Plato' (pencil note) -[on sketch] 'Egyptians' (pencil note) -[on sketch] 'Neath the Great Mother' (pencil note) [continuation of note in Bonomi MSS 41.26 (verso)]
Note on a marble statue in the collection of Dr Lee of Hartwell and on the artistic representation of the effects of alcohol in the human body (continuation), with two sketches of a big-bellied man: -pencil note on paper -loose, adjacent to Bonomi MSS 43.1 -11.1 x 18.1 cm -[text] 'opportunities of delineating its effects / on the contour of the human fabric / [from the constant exposure(crossed out) nature of the (crossed out)] the costume (sic = custom) / X The of those days in the hot climates / of Greece and Egypt being seldom more / than a single piece of cotton or woollen / cloth which was thrown about the body / at the will or caprice of the wearer [always (crossed out)] most / generally leaving a considerable portion of its / surface to the action of light and air and / thus giving an opportunity to sculptor and painter to / make himself familiar with the configuration of the human body / under all circumstances and this is perhaps what made / them such masters [of (crossed out)] in the art of sculpture / and very early ...(?) X and as this beautiful / work ...(?) been it puortrays so faithfully / the effect of his soul(?) indulgence in alcohol / [to (crossed out)] this [truth of which we are (crossed out)] / [all … … …(?) (crossed out)] We scarcely need the aid / of the wine skin on which the figure is reclining in his / drunken offers(?) to inform us of the imbibe of the above in a salty eye the figure [we need not (crossed out)] the fulsome work of / [to …(?) (crossed out)] the abdomen scarcely covered scalp the ample beard / sufficiently'
Rubbing of a hieroglyphic inscription on an object thought to come from Carthage (not identified) (TopBib vii.367A): -ink rubbing on tracing paper, mounted on paper -mounted -4 x 16.2 cm (11.2 x 17.6 cm with mount) -[on rubbing mount] 'This is a rubbing / from some Hieroglyphics / found among the ruins / of Carthage. / Given to me by / Doctor Lee of Aylesbury / 1840' (ink note) -[on mount] '6' (pencil note)
Architectonical fragment (perhaps jamb or pillar) mentioning "the Osiris Nehehniotef, justified" from an unidentified tomb at Saqqara, current location not known (TopBib iii.2.749A), and perhaps related to the stela of Nehehniotef, Dyn. XIX, from a tomb at Saqqara, formerly in Passalacqua collection, now in Berlin, Ägyptisches Museum, 7273 (TopBib iii.2.733): -pencil sketch on paper -mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.2 [Top and Bottom] -3.3 x 9.1 cm -[on mount] '2' (pencil note)
View of the First Pylon of the Small Temple of Medinet Habu, looking East towards the Colossi of Memnon, on the West Bank of Thebes, not finished (TopBib ii.462): -pencil sketch on paper -loose, between Bonomi MSS 4.8 and Bonomi MSS 4.13 -44.7 x 29.5 cm
Scene depicting Osorkon I receiving heb-sed from Amun holding scimitar, in register I of pilaster (129) in the Portico of the Bubastides in the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak, on the East Bank of Thebes (TopBib ii2.36(129).I): -pencil sketch on paper -loose, between Bonomi MSS 4.8 and Bonomi MSS 4.13 -5.2 x 8.2 cm -[on sketch] 'DYN XXII / AB III BI 257' (pencil note)
Reconstructed view of a festival procession in a Theban temple: -pencil sketch with watercolour (red, yellow, blue, brown and pink) on paper -mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.16 [Upper] -23.8 x 17.1 cm -[on mount] '11' (pencil note)
General view of the riverbank in Aswan (TopBib v.221): -pencil sketch on paper -loose -20.5 x 14.2 cm -[on sketch] 'Antient Assuan' (ink note) -[on sketch] encircled '3' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
Notes (probably addresses and personal names): -pencil text on paper -partially mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.14 [Upper] -4.4 x 5.4 cm -[text] '47 Sherif Bey / 9 59 (crossed out) Omar Hagar(?) (crossed out) / J Bonomi / Chabouillet' -[on mount] '10' (pencil note)
General view of the Island of Philae (TopBib vi.203): -pencil sketch on paper -loose -16.9 x 10.7 cm -[on sketch] 'Philoe' (pencil note) -[on sketch] encircled '5' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
1) Bonomi drawings and paintings: 52 handmade ‘portfolios’ containing pencil and pastel drawings, watercolours, tracings and commercial prints, almost certainly arranged by Bonomi, some later rearrangement was done by Bonomi's descendants [Bonomi MSS 1-52]. 2) Typescript of diary: carbon-copy(?) typescript of extracts from Joseph Bonomi’s diary, entries for periods in Egypt dating between 25th March 1829 to 26th May 1834 [Bonomi MSS 53].