Item Carter MSS vi.5.5 - Glass: notebook with notes on glass and draft of proposed article

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Carter MSS vi.5.5


Glass: notebook with notes on glass and draft of proposed article


  • c. 1899-1921 (Creation)

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1 notebook

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Howard Carter's notebook, manuscript notes on glass and other subjects. The notebook forms part of Carter's records on glass.

  • Heading on the first page, "Notes on glass"
  • 2 loose pages with notes on two magical figures, almost certainly from Tutankhamun's tomb
  • Notes on general glass-making techniques and decoration, extracted from publications
  • Notes on 'Red Jungle Fowl'
  • Draft of Carter, Howard 1923. 'An ostracon depicting a red jungle-fowl (the earliest known drawing of the domestic cock)'. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 9 (1/2), 1-4 (OEB 136396)
  • Manuscript draft of a proposed article on glass, for the typescript of this article see Carter MSS vi.5.3

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, University of Oxford.

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  • Card and leather binding
  • Ruled pages
  • 22.7 x 17.8 x 1.2 cms
  • Manufacturer's label affixed to the inner back cover: "WARRINGTON & Co. | STATIONERS & | ACCOUNT BOOK MAKERS | 23, GARRICK STREET, | LONDON. W.C.

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Archived scans in Griffith Institute.

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Magical figure with Osiris, see
Magical figure with Anubis, see
Typescript of the proposed article on glass, see Carter MSS vi.5.3

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  • Formerly catalogued as Tutankhamun MSS 5
  • Also formerly referred to as:
    • Carter notebook 5
    • Tutankhamun notebook 5

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