Item Carter MSS vii.3 - Howard Carter artworks: preliminary sketch, Luxor temple columns

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Carter MSS vii.3


Howard Carter artworks: preliminary sketch, Luxor temple columns


  • c. 1900-1907 (Creation)

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1 sheet

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Formerly in the possession of A. C. Mace. The drawing was part of a gift from Carter to Mace.
Later, in the possession of Mace's daughter, Mrs Margaret Orr, then by descent to Mrs Orr's children, Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford.

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Donated by Mr David Orr and Mrs Alison Crawford, Mace's grandchildren, in May 2022.

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Howard Carter's pencil sketch of some of the columns in the processional colonnade in Luxor Temple, with columns from a Coptic(?) building in the foreground.

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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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  • 46.4 x 35.4 cm

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Archived scans in Griffith Institute.

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This drawing was a preliminary sketch used for Howard Carter's watercolour of the same. The watercolour is not in the Griffith Institute.

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