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Harold Parkinson Collection

  • Parkinson, H. MSS
  • Collection
  • 1930-1994

1) Original measured perspective drawing of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings (1978) [corrected version].
2) Drawings of Eighteenth Dynasty tombs (incomplete original set and complete sets of photocopies/prints) (1980s).
3) Prints of the measured perspective drawing of the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings (1978) [version with error].
4) Drawings of reconstructions of Egyptian boats (1993-4).
5) Models, plaster and resin moulds and casts for plaque depicting a scene from the lid of box from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c. 1979) - the plaque has been sold in the British Museum shop since the late 1990s (copyright issued in the late 1990s for a while, then reissued c. 2010).
6) Model, plaster and resin moulds and casts for the mask of Tutankhamun (1978).
7) Models, plaster and resin moulds and casts for small figurines (2 seated Isis suckling Horus, Bes amulet and scarab, 1970s).
8) Album of newspaper cuttings titled "Illustrations", mostly from the Illustrated London News, bound in illustrated binding by Harold Parkinson (c. 1930).

Parkinson, Harold

Third copy of My Working Years by Sir Alan Gardiner (1962)

Third copy of My Working Years by Sir Alan Gardiner (1962).

With an unsigned dedication on the front matter by Mr Rolf Gardiner:

"For the Library of the Griffiths[sic] Institute
on the occasion of a Memorial Dinner
held, by invitation of the Provost, at the
Queen's College, Oxford, in commemoration of
Sir Alan Gardiner
on Saturday 23 May 1964

Followed by the signatures of the attendees.

With an enclosure at the back containing the souvenir booklet printed by Oxford University Press on the occasion of the Memorial Dinner (sections: "Menu", "Sir Alan Gardiner, Kt.", a portrait photograph, and "Sir Alan Gardiner's Publications"), and a loose calling card of Rolf Gardiner.

Drawings Egypt

Portfolio titled 'Drawings Egypt / JB'
Pencil note: '15' (by Bonomi)
Red pencil note at top right corner: encircled 'E' (reference to previous arrangement, almost certainly introduced by Dr Moss)
Pencil note: 'Various - mostly Thebes' (underlined) (almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Ink table of contents with some pencil notes on piece of paper partially glued to cover:

  • '1 Alphabet'
  • '2 Three pieces some women and a child from / a tomb at Thebes (underlined in pencil) / Pillar of a tomb at Sakkara / Name on Trail's block of Basalt'
  • '3 Name on a tablet Cairo / Name of the Faioum'
  • '4 Note'
  • '5 Hierogs invented by Birch'
  • '6 Hierogs found at Carthage'
  • '7 Name of places mentioned in the Bible / in and near Egypt'
  • '8 Hieroglys on the stem of a head rest / Walter Hawkins'
  • '9 Bull Great Court Medinet Haboo'
  • '10 Tracing of a soul being weighed Tomb Thebes'
  • '11 Beautiful outline Memnonion Zodiac Chart(?)'
  • 'Design restoration / restorations' (pencil additions above 11)

Pencil notes partially covered by piece of paper glued to cover: 'This is a / rubbing / from some / Hieroglyphics / found among / the ruins of / Carthage / Given to me in Egypt'

Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Ask Prisse where lives / the man who cuts paper / inscriptions'
Pencil note on small piece of paper mounted on verso of cover: 'Lahaf / Vermilion / House'.

Marble slab of the Amazon frieze of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, with three Greek warriors and two Amazons, one fallen and the other on horseback (London, British Museum, inv. 1847,0424.5, c. 350 BC)

Marble slab of the Amazon frieze of the Mausoleum of Halikarnassos, with three Greek warriors and two Amazons, one fallen and the other on horseback (London, British Museum, inv. 1847,0424.5, c. 350 BC):

  • ink tracing on light weight paper
  • loose
  • 31.9 x 18.0 cm

Egypt. Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. View

View of Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in Egypt:

  • pencil sketch on paper
  • loose, adjacent to Bonomi MSS 52.1
  • 26.5 x 17.8 cm
  • [on sketch] 'Gourna' (pencil note)
  • [on sketch] encircled '7' (pencil note, almost certainly by Dr Moss)

Views of ruined conduit (or bath) at Kensington Palace, in the kitchen garden belonging to the palace, built about 1536 by Henry VIII's for Queen Elizabeth when a child

Views of ruined conduit (or bath) at Kensington Palace, in the kitchen garden belonging to the palace, built about 1536 by Henry VIII's for Queen Elizabeth when a child:

  • carbon sketches on paper
  • loose, adjacent to Bonomi MSS 52.1
  • 36.8 x 27.0 cm
  • [on sketch] 'The Conduit / Kensington / July 1858' (pencil note)
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