Object Carter MSS viii.1 - Howard Carter miscellanea: silver desk-set

Howard Carter's silver desk-set. Carter MSS viii.1

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Carter MSS viii.1


Howard Carter miscellanea: silver desk-set


  • 1919 (Creation)

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1 desk-set

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Reported to have been used by Howard Carter, and formerly from his desk in his house 'Carter Castle II' at Thebes. The house was bequeathed by Carter to the Metropolitan Museum of Art Theban Expedition, who cleared the house in 1940 and shipped much of the documentation back to New York.
The desk-set was then in two private collections in the U.S.A.

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Donated by a private collector in the U.S.A.

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Howard Carter's desk-set:

  • Henry and Arthur Vander of London
  • Silver, hallmarked 1919

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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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Archived photographs in the Griffith Institute.

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