Item TAA i.2.14 - Tutankhamun excavation journal: inventory of Tutankhamun objects sent to the Egyptian Museum in Cairo, 1922-1929

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TAA i.2.14


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


  • 1922-1929 (Creation)

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1 notebook

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Formerly in the possession of Howard Carter's niece Miss Phyllis Walker.

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Presented by Miss Phyllis Walker in 1945.

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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."

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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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  • English
  • French

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  • Bound notebook, red-brown leather boards with blue cloth spine
  • Two printed labels affixed to the front cover board:
    • Typewritten label, applied after accession, "NOTEBOOK. 14 NOTEBOOK 14 (annotated) | Catalogue of objects sent to Cairo Museum, Season 1922-23" (sic)
    • Printed label, partially removed, annotated "A"
  • 32.0 x 20.0 x 1.5 cm
  • Ruled pages

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Archived scans in Griffith Institute.

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  • Not currently available online (status 18/07/2022)

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