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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

Four designs featuring the goddess Britannia

Four designs featuring the goddess Britannia:
-inked (red and black) pencil drawings on paper
-mounted
-25.3 x 33.6 cm
-[on drawing] 'BRITANNIA SACRIFISING AT THE SHRINE OF ART' (pencil note)
-[on drawing] 'BRITANNIA WELCOMING MINERVA' (pencil note)
-[on drawing] 'BRITANNIA REPLENISHING THE LAMP OF THE GENIUS OF ART' (pencil note)
-[on drawing] '"STET NOMINS UMBRA"' (pencil note)

Circular design of Britannia replenishing the lamp of the genius of art, with annotations and sketches

Circular design of Britannia replenishing the lamp of the genius of art, with annotations and sketches:
-print on paper
-mounted
-20.9 x 24.1 cm
-[on print] 'no mouth see drawing' (pencil note)
-[on print] 'in' (pencil note) [different examples]
-[on print] 'out' (pencil note) [different examples]
-[on print] 'cut away' (pencil note) [different examples]
-[on print] 'ring lines all the same thickness' (pencil note)
-[on print] 'under' (pencil note)

Note on furniture

Note on furniture:
-pencil note on lined paper
-mounted on loose paper, adjacent to page 2
-9.0 x 8.8 cm (10.4 x 11.1 cm with mount)
-[text] ''Most judicious and valuable is a / deal table stained black with ink it / is agreeable to the eyes at candle / light and highly condusive to the maintenance of the / Also to be recommended a chair / made of boxes that would take the / shape [x] so conducive to longev- / ity as it is the position of complete repose''

Joseph riding in state

Joseph riding in state:
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose, adjacent to page 2
-48.5 x 29.4 cm
-[on sketch] 'separate Pharaoh / from Joseph's horse' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'JOSEPH RIDING IN STATE.' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'No. 1.' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'And Pharaoh made him ride in the second chariot which he had, / and they cried before him, Bow the knee. / Genesis XLI. 43.' (ink note)

Standing mother and child

Standing mother and child:
-pencil sketch on tracing paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 41.14 and Bonomi MSS 41.15
-10.3 x 15.0 cm
-[on sketch] 'JB' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '4' (pencil note)

Chair design

Chair design:
-partially inked pencil sketch on paper
-mounted
-18.8 x 22.8 cm
-[on mount] '8' (pencil note)

Zenobia enters Egypt, with cartouches of Cleopatra

Zenobia enters Egypt, with cartouches of Cleopatra:
-pencil sketch on paper, ink cartouche
-loose, adjacent to page 10
-36.8 x 22.7 cm
-[on sketch] 'Zenobia enters Egypt' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Asiatics' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Greeks' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Egyptians' (pencil note)

Hourglass design

Hourglass design:
-pencil sketch on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 42.5
-14.5 x 15.9 cm
-[on sketch] 'FUTURE / N - O / PAST' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'FU' (pencil note, erased)
-[on sketch] 'PRESENT' (pencil note)

Sketches of three scenes: Diana appearing in a dream to sick Arsinoe; man and woman playing chess, with standing man; and the sacred Apis bull predicts the downfall of emperor Germanicus

Sketches of three scenes: Diana appearing in a dream to sick Arsinoe; man and woman playing chess, with standing man; and the sacred Apis bull predicts the downfall of emperor Germanicus:
-pencil sketches on paper
-loose, adjacent to Bonomi MSS 42.12
-36.7 x 22.6 cm
-[on sketch] 'No 12' (pencil note)

Personified Wednesday, Monday (Selene/Luna), and Tuesday (Hermes/Mercurius) as classical figures, profile view of heads

Personified Wednesday, Monday (Selene/Luna), and Tuesday (Hermes/Mercurius) as classical figures, profile view of heads:
-pencil sketches on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 44.5 and Bonomi 44.7
-17.2 x 10.8 cm
-[on sketch] 'Wednesday' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Monday' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Tuesday' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '2' (ink note)

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