Item Lloyd MSS 147 verso - Explanatory note on design

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Lloyd MSS 147 verso

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Explanatory note on design

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  • 1 August 1843 (Creation)

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1 drawing

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(1815-1843)

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Explanatory note on design:
-pencil handwritten text
-loose item, originally a tipped-in page perhaps for this album, with remains of mounting-strip on right side
-25.5 x 34.9 cm (including mounting-strip)
-[text] 'I have drawn this simply as a title for my sketches. / The semicircle at the top, excepting the Cartouches / is from the doorway of the first vaulted Chamber / in the temple of El Assasief erected by Amensä / the mother of Thothmes 3rd. The other part is mere / composition. On the right is Thmai or Truth, and / on the left Safrä, the Goddess of Letters. The characters / are ornamented with the emblems of Lower and / Upper Egypt. The Cartouches are for Our Lady / Victoria, when I can get those from Birche's work. / 27th July sketched / 1st August finished / } / 1843 / { / G Lloyd. / Gurna / Thebes.'

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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