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Eight sketches of shabtis in Dr Lee's collection

Eight sketches of shabtis in Dr Lee's collection:
-seven pencil sketches on paper pieces mounted on paper and one sketch on paper
-loose
-22.8 x 29.4 cm
-[above sketches] 'Plate II' (pencil note)
-[above sketches] 'HARTWELL MUSEUM' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'alabaster' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'painted wood' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'Hard wood' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'alabaster' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'porcelain' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] 'painted wood' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 7 / 8' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] '1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5' (pencil note)

A Hereditary prince, Count, etc., upper part of statue, right side of the face and left shoulder damaged, with the cartouches of Psammetikhos I on shoulders, basalt, temp. Psammetikhos I, formerly in J. Lee and Lord Amherst collections and at Sotheby's in 1921, current location not known

A Hereditary prince, Count, etc., upper part of statue, right side of the face and left shoulder damaged, with the cartouches of Psammetikhos I on shoulders, basalt, temp. Psammetikhos I, formerly in J. Lee and Lord Amherst collections and at Sotheby's in 1921, current location not known (TopBib viii.801-763-510):
-blue and green watercolor and pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-16 x 22.1 cm

A Hereditary prince, Count, etc., upper part of statue, right side of the face and left shoulder damaged, with the cartouches of Psammetikhos I on shoulders, basalt, temp. Psammetikhos I, formerly in J. Lee and Lord Amherst collections and at Sotheby's in 1921, current location not known

A Hereditary prince, Count, etc., upper part of statue, right side of the face and left shoulder damaged, with the cartouches of Psammetikhos I on shoulders, basalt, temp. Psammetikhos I, formerly in J. Lee and Lord Amherst collections and at Sotheby's in 1921, current location not known (TopBib viii.801-763-510):
-pencil drawing on paper
-loose
-13.5 x 16.8 cm

Egypt. Thebes. Two chairs

Two views of chairs from Thebes, with measurements:
-pencil and watercolour (black, grey and red) sketches on paper, with pricked marks for pouncing technique
-loose
-20.9 x 30.3 cm
-[below sketches] 'Ancient Chair. / found at Thebes / Egypt' (black ink note)

Egypt. Thebes. Objects from Thebes. Coffins. Ir, wooden sarcophagus and two coffins, Dyn. XXVI, formerly in H. Salt, J. Lee and Lord Amherst collections and at Sotheby's in 1921, current location not known. Notes

Notes on the wooden sarcophagus and two coffins of Ir, Dyn. XXVI, from Thebes, formerly in H. Salt, J. Lee and Lord Amherst collections and at Sotheby's in 1921, current location not known (TopBib i2.835):
-ink text on paper
-loose
-20.6 x 33.2 cm
-[text]:
'Harwell House October 21 1850
The great Sarcophagus in the Chapel
The Goddess Neith N(crossed out) Neith [X1*W24:N1] who is depicted in
full length on the inside of the upper half of the
third coffin is compounded of the hieroglyphic [V39]
in the same manner as the god [Q1\:D4\:A40], likewise depicted
full length, is corresponded of the hieroglyphic [R11].
In Sarcophagi from the necropolis of Thebes it is
usual to find the same Goddess in the likeness of a beautiful
woman, usually(crossed out), with her arms streached over the deceased
as the heavens streached(d - crossed out) over the earth. That she represents
the heavens the determinative of her name [N1] is a
voucher, and her figure [C199] in this position over astronomi
cal signs. But if other proof were wanting there is a
stone sarcophagus in the British Museum where she
is sculptured streached out, as the heavens over the
earth, and giving birth to the Planets. In the lower half
of Sarcophagi from Thebes it is usual to find an other
Goddess female figure and not the figure of a man or one(crossed out) man or god in the
likeness of a man or compounded of the [R11] as in the Hartwell
Coffin; and this goddess [X1\:H8-Q1] is the goddess of the earth. as might be naturally suppose(?) This(crossed out)
Figure(crossed out) She extends her arms up each side of the coffin as if
embracing the deceased or receiving the deceased into her bosom
That the stone Sacrophagus here quoted came from Thebes
I my self can assert being present where the officers of the
Luxor brought it out of the pit
Whence then is the great Sarcophagus in the Chapel
of Hartwell house? The answer is, most probably from(crossed out)
Lower Egypt(crossed out). Most probably from the great necropolis
of Lower Egypt there namely the Necropolis(crossed out) desert of Sakkara of Memphis. First
because Pthah of(crossed out) to whom(underlined) the sign R11 is peculiar(underlined) had a celebrated
Temple at in the city of Memphis and secondly because the hierogly
phics are of the form or style of writing peculiar to
this region of Egypt and thirdly because the form of the outer
case is of the ancient(crossed out) form [Q6] most usual from in this nearby(?)
the most ancient times to the most recent in that
district of Egypt (See ancient inscription in the same
collection)'

Egypt. Four views

Top: view of a boat being towed (Modern Egypt); second from top: unclear subject, not finished; second from bottom and bottom: views of Philae temple from West (TopBib vi.205):
-pencil sketches on paper
-mounted
-22.2 x 32.2 cm
-[on sketch] 'passed the / cataracts / Thursday 15 October / 1826' (pencil note, inked year)
-[on sketch] 'Ruined Pylon / Karnac.' (black ink note)
-[on mount] 'Temple near Cataract.' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
-[on mount] encircled '2' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
-[on mount] '5' (black ink note, almost certainly by Bonomi)

Egypt. Thebes. East Bank. Luxor Temple

View of the Luxor Temple on the East Bank in Thebes (TopBib ii2.301):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-32.3 x 12.8 cm
-[on sketch] 'Luxor' (pencil note, almost certainly by Bonomi)
-[on sketch] 'Luxor' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
-[on sketch] encircled '8' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Egypt. Thebes. East Bank. Luxor Temple

View of the Luxor Temple on the East Bank in Thebes (TopBib ii2.301):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-16.3 x 11.3 cm
-[on sketch] 'Karnac? (crossed out) Luxor. 7' (pencil note)
-[on sketch] encircled '7' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Egypt. Thebes. East Bank. Karnak Temple. Avenue of crio-sphinxes

View of three sphinxes from the Avenue of crio-sphinxes at Karnak, on the East Bank of Thebes (TopBib ii2.22):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-22.4 x 16.9 cm
-[on sketch] 'Karnac' (pencil note, almost certainly by Bonomi)
-[on sketch] encircled '6' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
-[on verso] 'Karnak' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Egypt. Thebes. Objects from Thebes. Coffins. Ir, wooden sarcophagus and two coffins, Dyn. XXVI, formerly in Salt and Amherst collections, current location not known. Notes (continuation)

Notes (continuation) on the wooden sarcophagus and two coffins of Ir, Dyn. XXVI, from Thebes, formerly in Salt and Amherst collections, current location not known (TopBib i2.835):
-ink text on paper
-loose
-20.6 x 33.2 cm
-[text]:
'The [V39] hieroglyphic represents the fastening of the
belt worn by the Gods and Kings round the waist
The [R11] hieroglyphic in the upper part of the
staff carried by the Divinity Pthath only
The age of the Sarcophagus is apparently
discovered(crossed out) settled by Mr Sharpe's(?) discovery *
namely after the(crossed out) the time of the Persian
rule with which time the style of the hieroglyphics
agree
Mr Sharpe also remarks the [X1\:X1-Q1] for the
more ancient forms [X1\:H8-Q1]

X See Mr Sharpes notes
The drawing of the heads of the different figures
on all three of the Cases show that they were
all three decorated by(crossed out) the work of the same artist in all
of them there is a remarkable protrusion of the
lips. This remark does not apply to the sculptured
heads on the 2d and 3d case and therefore thus the
Sculptor and painter were not the same person
as there is abundant proof I Bonomi to show in other
monts'

Note on signet rings

Note on signet rings:
-ink text on paper
-loose
-13.1 x 21.3 cm
-[page number] '36'
-[text]:
'Signet ring of fine gold weighing nearly 3 sovereigns
bearing the name of Shufu the (Suphis) of the Greeks
This remarkable piece of antiquity is in the highest state
preservation and(crossed out) said to have been found at Gezeh
in a tomb near that(crossed out) to the excavation of Col Campbell The work(crossed out)
in(crossed out) The style of the hieroglyphics is perfectly that of those
sculptors(crossed out) hieroglyphics(crossed out) of the tombs about the
great pyramid all the details are eminently executed
The heaven is engraved with minute(crossed out) stars; The Fox or Jackall has
significant lines within its con[t]our; The hatchets have
their handles bound with thongs as usual in the sculptures; The volumes have the
string that binds them differently(crossed out) hanging below the
roll differently placed from any example in sculptured or
painted hierogs in the tombs; The determinative for country
is studded with dots representing the sand of the mountainous
margins of the side(crossed out) valley of Egypt The sign [F35] has the
tongue and semilunar mark of the longer examples as also
the vase in the shape of the heart. The Name is surmounted
by the usual(crossed out) globe and feathers decorated in the usual way except
that the lines are more horizontal than in the sculptured examples,
and the ring of The cartouch is engraved with lines representing
a rope of(crossed out) of(crossed out) which decoration I know no(crossed out) of the line inclosing
the hieroglyphics of a royal name I know of no example but
this; the [Aa1] in the name is placed as in the tombs not in
the centre(crossed out) as of the cartouch; the chickens have their unfledged
wings The serastes its horns to be seen only with the magnifying
glass Of(crossed out) the variations in(crossed out) from the usual made of representing
a volume and the inclosure of Royal names are circumstances
favorable to the genuineness of this remarkable piece of antiquity
for when taken into consideration with the style of the work(crossed out) which
is infinitely more difficult to imitate than little(crossed out) little x[crossed out]
in which(crossed out) details from(crossed out) in which the fabricator would not have
ventured to differ from the known examples'

Egyptian Antiquities

Portfolio entitled 'Egyptian Antiquities. / JB'
Pencil note: 'Thebes (underlined) & Various Uncertain. / Also about Dr Lee's Collections / Hartwell House' (almost certainly by Dr Moss)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'D' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss).

Oliver Robert Gurney Collection

  • Gurney MSS
  • Collection
  • 1940s-1990s

Correspondence and notes relating to the geography of the Hittite Empire, Babylonian music, decipherment, and various other topics.

Gurney, Oliver Robert

Minnie Burton Diary

  • M. Burton MSS
  • Collection
  • 1922-1926

Diary kept from 4 May 1922 to 20 October 1926 by the wife of the British archaeologist and photographer Harry Burton (1879-1940). The diary contains detailed daily entries recording social engagements and memorable events, including the excavation of the tomb of Tutankhamun by Howard Carter’s team, of which her husband was a member. The diary details her life and travels with her husband at home in Florence, their stays in Egypt (especially Luxor, but also Cairo), the trip they made across the US and to Hollywood in 1924, and various holidays in Europe (London, Salzburg, St. Moritz, etc.), as well as trips to friends in Italy. Lined account book, 400 pages, 8vo (179 x 110 x 28 mm).

Burton, Minnie Catherine

George Lloyd Album

  • Lloyd MSS
  • Collection
  • 1842-1843

Album of watercolours, drawings, and tracings of Egypt produced close to the end of Lloyd's life. It is a folio volume (33 x 44 cm, pages 32.7 x 43 cm), containing 135 watercolours and drawings (74 of which are full-page and 1 folding) and 10 tracings (8 folding). They are all mounted and most are captioned either on the image itself or on the mount. Captions on the mount seem to have been added when the album was put together after Lloyd's death. The album also contains a loose watercolour, a loose drawing and a loose lithographed portrait of George Lloyd by Prisse d'Avennes, who published it in his Oriental Album: Characters, Costumes and Modes of Life in the Valley of the Nile (1848). One of the drawings in the album is a pencil portrait of Lloyd sketched by Prince A. Soltykoff.

Lloyd, George

Note in Italian

Note in Italian:
-ink text on paper
-loose
-12.2 x 6.2 cm
-[text]: '- presenta i suoi rispetti alla signoria / e la prega di [?] il frutto / [?] (crossed out) a lui [?]'

Egypt. Asyut

Two views of Asyut from the Nile in Egypt
-pencil sketches on paper
-loose
-41.2 x 29.2 cm
-[on sketch] 'Siouth' (pencil note)

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