Lot 144
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BURTON. TUTANKHAMUN: A COLLECTION OF 74 PHOTOGRAPHS IN A BOX

Estimate
8,000 - 12,000 GBP
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11,875 GBP
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Description

  • A collection of 74 photographs, mostly press prints, of the opening of the tomb of Tutankhamun, 1922-1923
74 silver prints (from 160 x 210mm. to 190 x 245mm., or the reverse), including photographs of the Valley of the Kings, the excavations, antiquities and objects, Lord Canarvon, Howard Carter and Mr Callendar wrapping objects for transport and removing items from the Tomb and views of the Antechamber and the First Chamber of the Tomb of Tutankhamun, most with typed caption and description on versos, stamped copyright statement: "The Times Photograph / copyright in all countries" and stamped "Not to be published before..." (various dates in 1923 and 1924), each preserved in a clear sleeve and housed in folding box, some stains, wear and occasional tears
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