Item Carter MSS viii.3 - Howard Carter miscellanea: portrait of Phyllis Walker

Portrait of Phyllis Walker, niece of Howard Carter. Carter MSS viii.3.

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Carter MSS viii.3


Howard Carter miscellanea: portrait of Phyllis Walker


  • c. 1903 (Creation)

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1 framed photograph

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Formerly in the possession of Phyllis Walker. Bequeathed to a member of the Walker family.

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Presented by a member of the Walker family in April 2019.

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Photograph portrait of Phyllis Walker, as a child aged about six.

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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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  • Mounted under glass in an oval wood frame

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Howard Carter bequeathed most of his estate to Phyllis Walker (1897-1977), his favourite niece, who had spent a season with him in Luxor. Carter's estate included the archaeological records stored in his flat in London, and following the advice of the Egyptologists Alan H. Gardiner (1879-1963) and Percy E. Newberry (1869-1949), who had both been on the Tutankhamun excavation team, she donated the documentation with associated copyright to the Griffith Institute, the centre for Egyptology at the University of Oxford, 'as a memorial to him and his work'.

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