File Petrie MSS 5.1 - Album 1 - El-Kab (Quibell)

[16.B(?)] Process of excavation of Old Kingdom mastabas or XIIth dynasty tombs [6.B] Annie A. Pirie (later Quibell) and Kate Quibell outside the dig "house" (rock-tomb) Discovery of the seated and standing statues of Nefer-shem-em in mastaba D [17.B] Process of excavation [15.B] Section of El-Kab town wall [3.B] Annie A. Pirie (later Quibell) and Kate Quibell outside the dig "house" (rock-tomb) [21.B] Middle Kingdom ceramic offering trays [13.B] Different types of pottery vessels outside dig "house" (rock-tomb) [10.B] Different types of pottery vessels outside dig "house" (rock-tomb) [4.B] Annie A. Pirie (later Quibell) and Kate Quibell in a rest break in the shade while working ... [30.B] Seated statue of Nefer-shem-em from mastaba D [5.B] Annie A. Pirie (later Quibell) and Kate Quibell reconstructing pottery vessels outside the ... [11.B] XIIth dynasty water jars arranged outside dig "house" (rock-tomb) [31.B] Seated and standing statues of Nefer-shem-em from mastaba D [24.B] Large hemispherical bowl used as coffin (majūr) with remains of burial; perhaps from tomb ... [28.B] Arched XIIth dynasty tomb in southeast angle of the town enclosure [18.B] Excavation of the northwest corner of the mastaba A of Ka-mena [29.B] View of early tomb [27.B] Selection of Old Kingdom pottery and stone vessels, perhaps also XIIth dynasty [25.B] Head of statue [20.B] Two-handled ovoid/cylindrical large storage jars from XIIth dynasty cemetery east of town,... Section of a mastaba wall just excavated [8.B] Dig "house" (rock-tomb) [12.B] XIIth dynasty water jars arranged outside dig "house" (rock-tomb) [9.B] Process of excavation of XIIth dynasty tombs in southeast angle of the town enclosure [7.B] Dig "house" (rock-tomb) [23.B] Pottery vessels from XIIth dynasty cemetery east of town, including from tombs Nos. 46 and... General view of rock-cut tombs at El-Kab, one adapted as the dig "house" [33.B] Standing statue of Nefer-shem-em from mastaba D [26.B] Bronze and stone vases from mastaba A of Ka-mena
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Petrie MSS 5.1

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Album 1 - El-Kab (Quibell)

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  • December 1897 - April 1898 (Creation)

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(1867-1935)

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It is not known why this album is part of the Petrie's collection. It is possible that Quibell gave it to Petrie. The album was identified as Quibell's in 2013 (see Young, Lee in Nekhen News 25 (2013), p. 28-29).

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Album with 30 photographs of excavations at El-Kab between December 1897 and April 1898, led by James Edward Quibell, assisted by his sister Kate Quibell and Annie A. Pirie (later Quibell).

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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-Quibell, J. E., El Kab (1898) (OEB 147887).
-Young, Lee, 'The Tale of a Mysterious Photo Album', in Nekhen News 25 (2013), p. 28-29.

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