Collection COIP - Chicago, Oriental Institute Photographs Collection

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Chicago, Oriental Institute Photographs Collection


  • 1924-1957 (Creation)

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Extent and medium

4 boxes

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Archival history

Property of Chicago, Oriental Institute.

Immediate source of acquisition or transfer

Dr Moss' request for these photographs was part of the photographic exchange scheme between Oxford, Ashmolean Museum, and Chicago, Oriental Institute, 1950-1957.

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Scope and content

Black and white photographs of TT55, Qurna (Temple of Sethos I), Deir el-Shelwît (Temple of Isis), and Luxor Temple. Photographs taken by the University of Chicago, Oriental Institute Epigraphic Survey, Luxor, Egypt. See

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Kept as received.

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Conditions governing access

Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions. Consultation only.

Conditions governing reproduction

Copyright Chicago, Oriental Institute.

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Physical characteristics and technical requirements

No problems.

Finding aids

Handwritten catalogue and notebook compiled by Dr R. L. B. Moss.

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Existence and location of originals

Luxor, Chicago House and Chicago, Oriental Institute.

Existence and location of copies

Not known.

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-Some used in Chicago, Oriental Institute publications.

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  • Shelf: 0615