The Valley of the Kings - Carter's 1922 expedition photographs, prepared by Newton & Co Ltd, London,
Lot 86
The Valley of the Kings - Carter's 1922 expedition photographs, prepared by Newton & Co Ltd, London,
Sold for £937 (US$ 1,559) inc. premium
Lot Details
The Valley of the Kings - Carter's 1922 expedition photographs,
prepared by Newton & Co Ltd, London,
fourteen slides in 3.1/2-inch format, with shots of the tomb exterior, object and afterlife room, casket and mask, removal of objects with carter present, as executed by Harry Burton and others, all with handwritten captions in white on black mount. (14)

Footnotes

  • Reference:
    The Griffith Institute (Burton Collection)
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Harry Burton (1879-1940) was the only photographer allowed to step into the tomb with a camera when Carter and the team broke the seal.
    Entering Carter's circle in 1914, he went on to produce over 12,000 images for the Metropolitan Museum of Art covering all manners of archaeology.

    Known for his skill in capturing the right moment on film in a number of very challenging environments, the 1922 expedition in particular cost him a number of equipment problems and losses due to high temperatures, small spaces and sand intrusion.

Saleroom notices

  • These slides are the standard 3.1/4-inch glass format, not 3.1/2-inch as stated.
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