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Note on two publications

Note on two publications:
-pencil text on paper
-loose, between Bonomi MSS 4.8 and Bonomi MSS 4.13
-5.2 x 8.2 cm
-[text] 'The Churchman's / companion / Vol 6 / Masters Aldersgate / Scriptural Coincidences / J J Blunt' (pencil note)

Egypt. Thebes. East Bank. Karnak. Great Temple of Amun. Portico of the Bubastides. Pilaster (129). Register I, Osorkon I receiving heb-sed from Amun holding scimitar

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)

Egypt. Thebes. East Bank. Karnak. Great Temple of Amun. Seventh Pylon. South Face. Obelisk of Tuthmosis III, now in Istanbul (note on pyramidion and copy of cartouches)

Note on the pyramidion and copy of the cartouches of an obelisk of Tuthmosis III, originally erected in front of the South Face of the Seventh Pylon in the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak, on the East Bank of Thebes, and now in Istanbul ("Obelisk of Theodosius") (TopBib ii.171):
-pencil text and sketches on paper
-loose, between Bonomi MSS 4.8 and Bonomi MSS 4.13
-5.2 x 8.5 cm
-[on sketch] 'The W face of Pyramidion of the / obelisk of Constantinople / the god holds the king / by his right hand / and gives him life' (pencil note)

Rubbing of a hieroglyphic inscription on an object thought to come from Carthage (not identified)

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)

Note from the voyage to France (second incomplete version)

Note from the voyage to France (second incomplete version):
-pencil text on paper
-mounted
-4.8 x 6.5 cm
-[text] 'In the beginning of the / Greek war a french vessel / conveying arms was cap / tured by greek pirates and / taken to Cassot, a small / island near Crete (Candia)'
-[on mount] '4' (pencil note, by Bonomi)

Note from the voyage to France

Note from the voyage to France:
-pencil text on paper
-mounted
-4.8 x 19.5 cm
-[text] 'Cassot island near / and belonging to / Crete (Candia) in this / island about the begin[nin]g / of the Greek war a ship / belonging to the french / ship conveying arms / which (crossed out) was taken by / pirates and conveyed / to this island who after / taking the contents / permitted the ship to / go. Soon after this / event came to the / island a large french vessel / of war and a smaller / one to demand the / restitution of the / arms which was / given up The captain / of the larger vessel / finding two (?) / slaves one tall the / other short bought / them of the master / The Tall slave is the / sister of a man / in the service of / Husseyn son of H II M A called / Krasheed'
-[on mount] 'This note written on board a Steemer / belonging to Muhammad Ali at Marseilles / at the request of the brother of the person to be / enquired for on my arrival in Paris / The brother a slave that accompanied / the son of M Ali on the voyage from Egypt / to France His office was to wait on the / young prince and to rub his feet' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '4' (pencil note)

Egyptian sistrum and floral motifs

Egyptian sistrum and floral motifs:
-pencil sketches on paper
-partially mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.3 [Top and Middle]
-5.4 x 5.5 cm
-[on sketches] 'Job before 28 days' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '3' (pencil note)

Note

Note:
-pencil text on paper
-partially mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.3 [Top and Middle]
-5.4 x 5.5 cm
-[text] '1843 / Cairo to Wady Halfa / and back in 44 days / journey completed by the / end of September / Nº/ 24 Edinboro or Quarterly account of / Eastern Africa' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '3' (pencil note)

Egypt. Meidum. Pyramid of Snefru. View

View of the collapsed pyramid of Snefru at Meidum (TopBib iv.89):
-pencil sketch on paper
-partially mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.3 [Top and Bottom]
-5.3 x 5.5 cm
-[on sketch] 'Monday sunrise 8 of October' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '3' (pencil note)

Cartouches of Amasis

Cartouches of Amasis:
-pencil sketches on paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.3 [Middle and Bottom]
-5.4 x 6.2 cm
-[on mount] '3' (pencil note)

Egypt. El-Ashmunein. Re-used blocks from Amarna. Cartouches of Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti and Akhenaten on a block, probably basalt, formerly in J. Traill's collection and current location not known

Cartouches of Neferneferuaten-Nefertiti and Akhenaten on a block, probably basalt, originally from Amarna but found at el-Ashmunein, formerly in J. Traill's collection and current location not known:
-pencil sketches and ink notes on paper
-partially mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.2 [Top and Middle]
-6.3 x 9.9 cm
-[on sketches] 'Cairo' (ink note)
-[on sketches] 'Mr Traill's fragment' (ink note)
-[on mount] '2' (pencil note)

Egypt. Saqqara. Architectonical fragment (perhaps jamb or pillar)

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)

Egypt. Thebes. West Bank. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. Tomb of Neferhotep (TT 49). Hall. Mourning women and child from funeral procession

Mourning women and child behind the [coffin being dragged] from a scene depicting the funeral procession of the deceased in the Hall of Tomb of Neferhotep (TT 49) at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna, on the West Bank of Thebes (TopBib i2.91.(4).I):
-pencil and watercolor (black and pink) sketch on tracing paper
-mounted, together with Bonomi MSS 4.2 [Middle and Bottom]
-15.7 x 12.1 cm
-[on mount] 'Two young women a child / and a grey headed old woman / putting dust on their heads / at the departure of the boat / that carries the mummy of / some relation or benefactor / to the Tomb / Drawn from the wall of a / tomb at Gorna' (pencil note)
-[on mount] 'Tomb of Nefer Hotep (49)' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)
-[on mount] encircled '1' (crossed out) (pencil note)
-[on mount] '2' (pencil note)

Hieroglyphic alphabet

List of hieroglyphic signs with their corresponding phonetic values in English, and some examples:
-ink and pencil text and hieroglyphs on paper
-mounted
-9.7 x 19.4 cm
-[on mount] 'By Max Weidenback / The Pyramids' (pencil note)
-[on mount] '1' (pencil note)

Drawings Egypt

Portfolio entitled 'Drawings Egypt / JB'
Pencil note: '15' (by Bonomi)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'E' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss)
Pencil note: 'Various - mostly Thebes' (underlined) (almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Ink table of contents with some pencil notes on piece of paper partially glued to cover:
-'1 Alphabet'
-'2 Three pieces some women and a child from / a tomb at Thebes (underlined in pencil) / Pillar of a tomb at Sakkara / Name on Trail's block of Basalt'
-'3 Name on a tablet Cairo / Name of the Faioum'
-'4 Note'
-'5 Hierogs invented by Birch'
-'6 Hierogs found at Carthage'
-'7 Name of places mentioned in the Bible / in and near Egypt'
-'8 Hieroglys on the stem of a head rest / Walter Hawkins'
-'9 Bull Great Court Medinet Haboo'
-'10 Tracing of a soul being weighed Tomb Thebes'
-'11 Beautiful outline Memnonion Zodiac Chart(?) (crossed out with pencil)'
-'Design restoration / restorations' (pencil additions above 11)

Pencil notes partially covered by piece of paper glued to cover: 'This is a / rubbing / from some / Hieroglyphics / found among / the ruins of / Carthage / Given to me in Egypt'

Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Ask Prisse where lives / the man who cuts paper / inscriptions'
Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Lahaf / Vermilion / House'.

Joseph Bonomi Collection

  • Bonomi MSS
  • Collection
  • c. 1824-1870s

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].

Bonomi, Joseph

Egypt. Thebes. West Bank. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. View

View of the mounds at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna on the West Bank of Thebes (TopBib i2.669):
-pencil sketch on paper
-loose
-39.2 x 15.4 cm
-[on sketch] 'Mounds Gorna CL' (pencil note, almost certainly by Bonomi)
-[on sketch] 'fallow' (pencil note, almost certainly by Bonomi)
-[on sketch] encircled '5' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Egypt. Thebes. West Bank. Deir el-Bahari

View from top of mountain at Deir el-Bahari, on the West Bank of Thebes, looking East:
-pencil drawing on paper
-loose
-36.9 x 23.3 cm
-[on drawing] 'A Propylon of Karnak / B Ptolemaic gateway / C Luxor / D E F The 3 remarkable mountains behind Luxor /G Dra Abu Neger/ H the road that leads up to the small temples under the mountains of the valley of Tombs Biban el Moluk/ J K The crude bricks for pylon/ L Crude brick buildings /M the large crude brick propylon/ N Village' (pencil note, by Bonomi) [key to places shown in drawing]
-[on drawing] encircled '5' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

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