File NEWB4/26 - The mandrake

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NEWB4/26

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The mandrake

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  • c.1937 Approximate date based on bibliographic references (Creation)

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0.5 cm, 1 folder

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Folder titled 'Mandrake (Scorpion King)' containing a handbound notebook titled 'Mandrake' in which where are notes on a hieroglyphic sign in the shape of a rosette which precedes the royal name on the Scorpion King's Macehead (Ashmolean Museum, AN1896-1908.E3632) and which Newberry identifies as the mandrake.

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  • Notes on occurences of the hieroglyphic sign


  • Tracings of occurences of the hieroglyphic sign including handle of a flint knife (Cairo Museum, CG 14265), an ivory spoon and an Astrabad vessel


  • Small and large photograph of a mandrake plant

This folder was previously in a box labelled, during previous archival processing, 'Flora and Fauna 1'.

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PEN/G.XIII/F.H

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