- 1925-1926 (Creation)
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18 tracing paper pages
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British Egyptologist. Born, London 1874. Died, London 1939. Privately educated. Employed by P. E. Newberry in 1891 working for the Archaeological Survey. Assisted in excavations for the Egypt Exploration Fund 1892-3, was with Petrie at Amarna in 1892, and as a draughtsman to the Deir el-Bahri expedition 1893-9. Appointed Chief Inspector of Antiquities of Upper Egypt 1899-1904. Discovered several royal tombs, including those of Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis IV and Amenophis I. Inspector of Lower Egypt 1905. Employed by Lord Carnarvon from 1909 onwards, to excavate in the Theban necropolis, the Delta and Middle Egypt. His most famous discovery, that of the intact tomb of Tutankhamun, was made in 1922. He spent the next ten years recording the tomb's contents. Most of Carter's records for Tutankhamun's tomb remain unpublished.
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Howard Carter's "autopsy" drawings, recording objects in situ on Tutankhamun's body and within the body wrappings.
- 18 annotated pencil drawings of groups of objects found in the body wrappings and on the body of Tutankhamun, recorded during the autopsy of the King's body, 11-19 November 1925
- All by Howard Carter
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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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- The drawings are made on two sizes of paper:
- Large: 25.7 x 20.6 cm (approx.)
- Small: 12.7 x 20.4 cm (approx.)
- Paper is delicate and requires careful handling
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Archived scans in Griffith Institute.
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- Six published in Illustrated London News, 26 February 1927, pp. 350-351.
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