Item TAA ii.6.73 - Egyptian team transporting the 'candlesticks'

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TAA ii.6.73


Egyptian team transporting the 'candlesticks'


  • 1923 (Creation)

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1 postcard

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(23 April 1869 - 7 August 1949)

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Formerly with an online postcard dealer in the U.S.A. in August 2023.

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The Griffith Institute purchased the postcard in August 2023.

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  • Postcard
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  • The photograph was probably taken in early 1923; the production date of the postcard is not known, but it was almost certainly in the 1920s.
  • An Egyptian team member carrying a tray containing the four 'candlesticks' (Carter 41a-d), transporting them from the tomb's Antechamber to the Laboratory. Each 'candlestick' is in the form of an anthropomorphic ankh with arms raised to either hold a bronze torch-cup or a small pottery cup.

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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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Archived scan in Griffith Institute.

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  • Acquired with TAA ii.6.72, 74-87 (postcards from the same series).

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