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Profile view of free-standing bronze statue of Hypermnestra (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5603, 3rd quarter of 1st century BC), and small sketch

Profile view of free-standing bronze statue of Hypermnestra (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5603, 3rd quarter of 1st century BC) [left arm not depicted], and small sketch:
-pencil drawing with sketched head, left foot and right arm, and pencil sketch on paper
-mounted
-26.4 x 38.6 cm
-[on drawing] 'no fibulœ' (pencil note)

Diagrams with measurements for clothing shown in Bonomi MSS 35.7-9

Diagrams with measurements for clothing shown in Bonomi MSS 35.7-9:
-pencil diagrams and sketches on paper
-glued to page containing Bonomi MSS 36.2-3
-27.2 x 38.4 cm
-[on recto] 'the buttons are fixed on the front piece and the button holes which are closer together than the buttons on the front piece is evident in the drawing(?) are all tight backing(?) and hang in folds in front' (pencil note)
-[on recto] 'all the measurements considered will bring it nearly to a square piece The figure' (pencil note)

Frontal view of free-standing bronze statuette of Nike, without wings, holding overfold of peplos about to fall (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5010, date not known)

Frontal view of free-standing bronze statuette of Nike, without wings, holding overfold of peplos about to fall (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5010, date not known):
-pencil sketch on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 36.2
-13.3 x 21.1 cm
-[on sketch] '2' (pencil note)

Profile view of free-standing bronze statuette of Nike, without wings, holding overfold of peplos about to fall (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5010, date not known)

Profile view of free-standing bronze statuette of Nike, without wings, holding overfold of peplos about to fall (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5010, date not known) :
-pencil sketch on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 36.4
-13.2 x 21.1 cm
-[on sketch] '3' (pencil note)

Profile view of free-standing bronze statue of Danaid fastening dress at shoulder (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5619, 3rd quarter of 1st century BC), with sketch of feet

Profile view of free-standing bronze statue of Danaid fastening dress at shoulder (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5619, 3rd quarter of 1st century BC), with sketch of feet:
-unfinished pencil drawing with sketched head on paper
-mounted
-25.5 x 37.8 cm

Three-quarter view of free-standing bronze statuette of Athena with helmet and silver inlays (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5288, late 1st century BC - early 1st century AD), with sketch of helmet

Three-quarter view of free-standing bronze statuette of Athena with helmet and silver inlays (Naples, Museo Archeologico Nazionale, inv. 5288, late 1st century BC - early 1st century AD), with sketch of helmet:
-pencil sketch on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 36.17, on loose page at end
-13.5 x 21.0 cm
-[on sketch] 'gold eyes' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'gold' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'open all down the other side no acorn(?) on this' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'gold' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Gold beads' (pencil note)

Marble slabs of the Amazon frieze from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (London, British Museum, reg. 1847,0424.7 - BM Sculpture 1020 and left end of reg. 1847,0424.8 BM Sculpture 1021, c. 350 BC)

Marble slabs of the Amazon frieze from the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus (London, British Museum, reg. 1847,0424.7 - BM Sculpture 1020 and left end of reg. 1847,0424.8 BM Sculpture 1021, c. 350 BC):
-camera lucida pencil tracing on paper
-mounted
-42.2 x 20.5 cm
-[on mount] '2' (ink note)

Frontal view of free-standing female statue on pedestal with Greek inscription 'ΣΙΩΠΗ' and copy of Latin inscription CIL X.2 7502 (Gozo Island, Malta)

Frontal view of free-standing female statue on pedestal with Greek inscription 'ΣΙΩΠΗ' and copy of Latin inscription CIL X.2 7502 (Gozo Island, Malta):
-camera lucida pencil tracing on paper
-currently loose, originally mounted
-23.5 x 36.8 cm
-[on tracing] 'Trovat nella Isola di Gozo vicino alla porta del Castella sul ponte, nel piedestallo della statua di sette palmi d'altezza, la seguente iscrizione, le cui lettere essendo poco legibili, e neg=lette dagli abitatori, abbiamo procurato di osservarle con diligenza, con ricavarne il senso in questa maniera' (pencil note)
-[on tracing] 'CESTIO L.F.POAMPI GALLO VA / RENIANO LVTATUI NATALIA EMI / LIANO PATRONO MVNICIPII / L.MARCIVS MARCIANVS AMICO OPTIMO / V. KARISSIMO SIBI HONORIS CAVSA.S.L.' (pencil note)
-[on tracing] 'Le note confuse POAMPI, secondo il mio avviso leggere si fossano P.O.AMPL. cioè Patri optimo amplissimo' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '7' (ink note)

Marble relief of standing man and child holding cloth from Block V from the East frieze of the Parthenon (London, British Museum, reg. 1816,0610.19 - BM Sculpture 324 figs. nos. 33 and 34, 438-432 BC)

Marble relief of standing man and child holding cloth from Block V from the East frieze of the Parthenon (London, British Museum, reg. 1816,0610.19 - BM Sculpture 324 figs. nos. 33 and 34, 438-432 BC):
-camera lucida pencil tracing/drawing on paper
-mounted
-18.1 x 26.0 cm
-[on mount] '8' (ink note)

Four sketches of view and reliefs from a Roman tomb in Ghineh, near Ghazir (Lebanon), copy of a Greek inscription from a village nearby and copy of Latin inscription from Deir el-Kalaa (Lebanon)

Four sketches of view and reliefs from a Roman tomb in Ghineh, near Ghazir (Lebanon), copy of a Greek inscription from a village nearby and copy of Latin inscription from Deir el-Kalaa (Lebanon):
-inked pencil sketches on paper
-loose
-22.6 x 35.6
-[on sketch] 'Der el Kalla near Beyrout' (ink note)
-[on sketch] 'The first year of Trajan was 421 of Alexander's death.' (ink note)
-[on sketch] 'Inscription built into a wall over a door of a ruined house in a village called Kenna (?) near Gazir' (ink note; name of village in pencil)
-[on sketch] 'View of the Roman tomb near Gazir' (ink note)
-[on sketch] 'Bassorelievo in the tomb' (ink note)
-[on sketch] 'Bassorelievo in the tomb' (ink note)
-[on sketch] 'Bassorelievo in the tomb' (ink note)
-[on sketch] '3.1/3' / '5 1/4' (pencil note)

Page of handwritten catalogue of Egyptian antiquities

Page of handwritten catalogue of Egyptian antiquities:
-ink text on paper
-loose
-16.0 x 31.6 cm
-[on verso] '66' (ink note)
-[on verso] 'Material' (ink note)
-[on verso] 'pieces of the dried stem of the Payprus Plant. - Such rolls of papyrus are made up of the fragments of papyri that are sometimes found about the mummy by the present inhabitants of Thebes. / This specimen was purchased at the sale of antiquities by Mr Sotheby. / Papyrus Roll - A Coptic and Greek roll of Papyrus unrolled by Mr Bonomi at Hartwell Sep. 3. 1847. Very imperfect - This is also one of the fabricated rolls. See No 3114 / Do - A hieratic and Coptic roll of papyrus, unrolled by Mrs Lee at Hartwell Sep 3. 1847. In the centre was a part of the stem of a reed which is preserved among the fragments in No 3102. / This roll like the two former was made up of fragments. Originally, perhaps, it may have been a Coptic book written over the more ancient Hieratic characters; or the fragments of all Hieratic manuscript have been ignorantly rolled up with some Coptic fragments by the present inhabitants of Thebes, to sell to travellers. / Pallet of a Painter, presented to me by R. Catherwood Esqre who brought it from Egypt in 1835. Mr C. had another Lot 229 of Mr Bartons collection of antiquities; and No 230; 231; and 232 consisted of Pallets of this description of two of which there are drawings July 1836. / This is a remarkably fine specimen 16 inches long and 2./8th wide. It has two circular cavities for the red and black pgiments, usually employed in writing, and likewise an inclined cavity for the reeds used as brushes. This instrument is seen in the hands of the scribes represented on the monuments: it served at once for a ruler, and sometimes a measure, besides its office of inkstand and penholder. penholder (crossed out) On the front at the top is the scribe making an offering and prayer to the judge of the Amenti (the region of the West) behind whom' (ink note; with '3114' and '3102' in pencil, and second 'penholder' crossed out)

Coloured lithograph of Greek vase by Nikosthenes, discovered in Etruria, from the collection of the Marquess of Northampton

Coloured lithograph of Greek vase by Nikosthenes discovered in Etruria, from the collection of the Marquess of Northampton; published on 23 April 1848 as plate XV to illustrate "Observations by the Marquess of Northampton, Pres. R.S., F.S.A., upon a Greek vase discovered in Etruria, now in his Lordship's possession, bearing the name of the fabricator Nicosthenes", in Archaeologia: or, Miscellaneous tracts relating to antiquity, published by the Society of Antiquaries of London 32 (1847), p. 255-262:
-multi-coloured (orange, red, black) lithograph
-loose
-24.4 x 29.7 cm

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