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HB06 :: arkeologi, Tutankhamun

Object description

Bild från arbetet vid Tutankhamuns grav med Howard Carter i ledningen.

"The actual opening of the doors of the fourth shrine. Mr Carter is kneeling and Mr Callender standing. This was the decisive moment before the revelation of the sarcophagus; for the fact that upon the doors of this fourth shrine were depicted figures of protective goddesses, with outstretched wings, was evidence that the heart of the nest of shrines had been reached."

  • Data elements
Photograph Number
HB06
Keyword, Swedish
arkeologi; Tutankhamun
Material, Swedish
Digitalt
Acquisition
Ulla-Stina William Olsson [?]
Description, Swedish

Bild från arbetet vid Tutankhamuns grav med Howard Carter i ledningen.

"The actual opening of the doors of the fourth shrine. Mr Carter is kneeling and Mr Callender standing. This was the decisive moment before the revelation of the sarcophagus; for the fact that upon the doors of this fourth shrine were depicted figures of protective goddesses, with outstretched wings, was evidence that the heart of the nest of shrines had been reached."

Name - Photographer
Burton, Harry (1879 - 1940), Photographer
alt
Description

Harry Burton (1879–1940) was an English Egyptologist and archaeological photographer. Born in Stamford, Lincolnshire, England, to journeyman cabinet maker William Burton and Ann Hufton, he is best known for his photographs of excavations in Egypt's Valley of the Kings at the beginning of the 20th century. His most famous photographs are the 1400 he took documenting Howard Carter's excavation of Tutankhamun's tomb in 1922. The Times published 142 of these images on 21 February 1923. He remained in Egypt after the tomb's excavations, dying there in 1940. He is buried in the American Cemetery in Asyut.

Work

He trained in Florence, Italy and worked in Egypt from 1910 for Theodore M. Davis. From 1914 he worked for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's Egyptian Expedition, often with Herbert E. Winlock. He was loaned by the museum to Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon to record the findings of the British excavation team at the tomb of Tutankhamun. He spent eight years photographing Tutankhamun's tomb and its artefacts. Burton experimented with documentary film recording in the 1920s, including several hours documenting the Tutankhamun excavation.

In 1969, the Metropolitan Museum of Art held a special exhibition focusing on Burton: The Pharaoh's Photographer: Harry Burton, Tutankhamun, and the Metropolitan's Egyptian Expedition. Beginning 26 May 2006, the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute began an exhibit of Burton's Tutankhamun photographs called Wonderful Things! The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamu: The Harry Burton Photographs.

Source - http
collections.smvk.se
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en.wikipedia.org
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viaf.org
Source, Kulturnav - same as
kulturnav.org
Comments
repro
Kind
svartvitt
Time - Photograph
1920-tal
Country - Photographed in
Egypt : Africa
Country, Swedish - Photographed in
Egypten
Place - Photographed in
Konungarnas dal
Date - Registration
2011-07-26

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