Item Horeau MSS 40.4 - Hector Horeau Watercolour - Beni Hasan

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Horeau MSS 40.4


Hector Horeau Watercolour - Beni Hasan


  • 1838 (Creation)

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1 mounted watercolour

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In the possession of Dr T. Staines-Read.

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The estate of Dr T. Staines-Read, 1967.

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Loose mounted watercolour sketch of a boat with rows of men with oars, middle boat from a larger relief scene on the fifth register at (12) of the tomb of Amenemhat (Tomb 2, Beni Hasan). On the upper corners of the watercolour are small separate sketches of the details of shields on the cabin from the boat at the right side. There are several groupings of handwritten notes across the watercolour, reading from the top: 'la reine dans la barque avec 1 ou 2 femmes' and 'qu'est ce que cela? ne serait ce pas une [ ] pour [ ] du maitre de la barque qui est assis au dessous? ou pr [ ] la voile?'. Beneath the boat is another note: 'chaque marin a un petit cotte ou tablier blanc dans certaines barques on voit quelquefois les marins assis les extremités de la barque sont blanches'. In the bottom right corner is a label 'BENI HASSAN'.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • 21.6 by 17.1 cm

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