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Griffith Institute publishes watercolors from Dier-el-Bersha

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posted on Dec, 26 2016 @ 07:28 PM
From the EFF (the Egyptologists mailing list)

The Griffith Institute is pleased to announce the online publication
of twenty-four watercolours selected from its significant collection
of 19th Century Watercolours & Drawings of ancient Egyptian monuments.

This team was led and directed by Percy E. Newberry, who was
responsible for introducing a 17-year-old Howard Carter to Egypt
for the first time, appointing the young artist as junior
draughtsman to the expedition. (Howard) Carter painted the majority of the
watercolours presented here.

He didn't draw these (he wasn't the draftsman) but he did paint them, matching the colors he saw on paper.

Because the artwork degrades once re-exposed to light and air, artwork like this is a valuable tool for research for Egyptologists. Sometimes the effects of looting (and sandstorms and wars) destroy art - some of our most valuable resources are the detailed and accurate depictions done by the members of Napoleon's expedition to Egypt.

(fixed link) Deir el Beshra watercolors)

Click on the black title below each image to see the full size and see the museum's comments on this material.
edit on 26-12-2016 by Byrd because: Fixed darn link!

posted on Dec, 26 2016 @ 07:45 PM
Tried the link got 404'd unfortunately. Googling now

Dier El bersha watercolors

direct link

excuse the typos but the links seem to work
edit on 12/26/2016 by Kukri because: added links

posted on Dec, 26 2016 @ 08:02 PM
a reply to: Kukri

Ooops! Thanks! let's see if it'll let me edit it...


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