Item TAA ii.6.75 - The team transporting two trays

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TAA ii.6.75


The team transporting two trays


  • 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 postcard's production date is unknown, but it was almost certainly in the 1920s.
  • Two Egyptian team members, accompanied by Howard Carter [wearing hat and waistcoat, left foreground], carry trays containing objects from the Antechamber of Tutankhamun's tomb while being pursued by tourists. The man on the left carries a decorated box (Carter 44), probably a footstool or stool, while the tray conveyed by the man contains two items, perhaps a box lid and a vessel (not identified). The objects are being transported to the nearby 'Laboratory' (the tomb of King Sety II, KV15).

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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.6.72-4, 76-87 (postcards from the same series).

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