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Tutankhamun - secondary documentation: cigarette card, the first exploration of Tutankhamun's tomb

  • Cigarette card (2 copies) issued by Churchman's Cigarettes from the set titled: 'Treasure Trove: A Series of 50' (1937).
  • No. 26: 'The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen: The First Inspection'.
  • Artist's impression of Howard Carter, Lord Carnarvon and Lady Evely exploring the Antechamber of Tutankhamun's tomb, showing the objects in situ against the west wall.

Burton, Harry

Tutankhamun - secondary documentation: cigarette card, Antechamber of Tutankhamun's tomb

  • Cigarette card (2 copies) issued by Churchman's Cigarettes from the set titled: 'Treasure Trove: A Series of 50' (1937).
  • No. 27: 'The Tomb of Tut-Ankh-Amen: Interior of Antechamber'.
  • Painted version based on Harry Burton photograph P0007.
  • View of the north half of the Antechamber showing objects in situ with the guardian statues on either side of the intact doorway to the Burial chamber.

Burton, Harry

Tutankhamun - secondary documentation: cigarette card, Howard Carter examining the innermost coffin

  • Cigarette card (2 copies) issued by Churchman's Cigarettes from the set titled: 'Treasure Trove: A Series of 50' (1937).
  • No. 28: 'The Gold Coffin of Tut-Ankh-Amen'.
  • Painted version based on Harry Burton photograph P0770.
  • Howard Carter and an Egyptian team member examine the lid of Tutankhamun's innermost coffin (255). This coffin was made of solid gold, with incised decoration inlaid with coloured glass and semi-precious stones.

Burton, Harry

Henry Salt Collection

  • Salt MSS
  • Collection
  • 1815-1825

1) Negatives and prints of drawings of Egypt by Henry Salt (1815-25), property of Lady Salt, Shillingstone House, Dorset.
2) Photocopies of a portfolio of coloured drawings of Egypt by Henry Salt at the Department of Ancient Egypt and Sudan, British Museum, London.

Salt, Henry

Oliver Robert Gurney Collection

  • Gurney MSS
  • Collection
  • 1940s-1990s

Correspondence and notes relating to the geography of the Hittite Empire, Babylonian music, decipherment, and various other topics.

Gurney, Oliver Robert

Press cuttings

Press cuttings collected by Howard Carter, some mentioning Carter's archaeological work, including Tutankhamun, and Carter manuscript note from original housing.

  • Carter MSS vi.7.1.1
    • The Times Educational Supplement
    • 6 July 1929
    • Pages 307-8
    • 'Side Windows on history' (from a correspondent)
    • Mentions Carter
  • Carter MSS vi.7.1.2
    • Liverpool Post
    • 20 June 1929
    • 'A cosmetic 3,000 year old'
    • Cosmetic specimen from Tutankhamun's tomb (see following)
  • Carter MSS vi.7.1.3
    • Daily Chronicle
    • 20 June 1929
    • 'Cosmetic from Luxor Tomb. | Shown to women in London. | After 3,300 years.'
    • Cosmetic specimen from Tutankhamun's tomb, analysed by Mr A. Chaston Chapman and Dr H. J. Plenderleith (see preceding)
  • Carter MSS vi.7.1.4
    • Morning Post
    • 8 January 1929
    • 'The King's Epiphany gifts
    • Not obviously related to Egypt or Carter
  • Carter MSS vi.7.1.5
    • The Times (?)
    • Summer 1930
    • 'The Royal Academy | I.—Pictures and the public | A varied exhibition (By our Art Critic)'
    • Not obviously related to Egypt or Carter

Tutankhamun excavation journal: inventory of Tutankhamun objects sent to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 1922-1929

Tutankhamun journal with an inventory of objects sent to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, between 1922 and 1929

  • Pages 1-17
    • Arthur Mace's manuscript records
    • Mace's heading on the title page (page 0), "Tut-Ankh-Amun"
    • Mace's heading on page 1, "Catalogue of objects sent to Cairo Museum. Season 1922-1923"
    • Mace's final entry, "34 packages containing 89 boxes", and signed by A.C.M. (Arthur C. Mace) and H.C. (Howard Carter), dated "12 May 1923."
  • Page 18
    • Unidentified hand, manuscript notes, French
    • French manuscript heading, "Liste des Caisses parties de la Vallée des Rois le 1er Avril, a 10 h. 15 a.m."
    • Carter's manuscript annotation at top of the page, "Cases and antiquities removed by the Service des Antiquities Spring 1924 from No. 15 and No. 4 Biban el Maluke"
  • Pages 19-21
    • Carter's manuscript records
    • Carter's final entry, "Nineteen cases handed over to M. Baraize for transport to Cairo March 31st 1925. Howard Carter [signature]. These cases were carried by hand and(?) to River Early morn of the 1st April"
  • Page 22
    • Carter's manuscript column headings, but no entries
  • Page 23
    • Carter's manuscript records
    • Carter's final entry, "The above objects enclosed in sixteen cases (one of which No. 16 to be brought by Mr. Carter). Howard Carter [signature] April 16th 1927."
  • Page 25
    • Typewritten list affixed to page
    • Cases "XXIII" to "XXXVIII"
    • All objects are from the Treasury
    • Not dated
  • Pages 26-32
    • Carter's manuscript records
    • Objects are from the Treasury and Annexe
    • "List of cases of antiquities sent to the Cairo Museum March [day not entered] th., 1929."
    • Carter's final entry, "Ninety cases of antiquities as for above list. delivered to the Chief Inspector for transport March ... 1929. H.C."

Tutankhamun excavation journal: objects arranged by type

Howard Carter's notes listing categories of objects from the Antechamber, Tutankhamun's tomb

  • Howard Carter's manuscript list of objects, arranged in categories, listing Carter object numbers with brief descriptions. All objects were found in the Antechamber,
  • Supplement to Carter notebook, see TAA i.2.14
  • List of categories is arranged as follows:
    • Botanical specimens
    • Nome standards
    • Sandals
    • Boxes
    • Headrests
    • Amulets
    • Jewellery
    • Necklaces
    • Miscellaneous
    • Ushabtis
    • Shrine
    • Implements
    • Vases
    • Stone vessels alabaster
    • Baskets
    • Statues
    • Couches
    • Chariot parts
    • Weapons
    • Arrows and quivers
    • Bows
    • Gloves
    • Textiles
    • Sticks
    • Chairs
    • Stools
    • Footstools
    • Hassocks
    • Bedsteads

Publication draft: Notes. Egyptian Art - Origin, History, Intention and Interpretation

Howard Carter's annotated draft typescript, for an article titled 'Notes. Egyptian Art - Origin, History, Intention and Interpretation', not published and no mention of Tutankhamun's tomb.

  • Carter numbered most of the pages: "1" to "29"
  • The typescript contains the following headings:
    • [title page] Notes. Egyptian Art - Origin, History, Intention and Interpretation
    • Introductory
    • Origin
    • Generation
    • Deterioration
    • History
    • The Art of the Middle Kingdom, 2160 - 1780 B.C.
    • The Art of the New Empire, First and Second Period - 1580-1350-1150 B.C.
    • Intention
    • Interpretation. Cause of certain effects in delineation
    • Renaissance
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