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Wrapping Tutankhamun's 'Guardian Statue'

Photo credit: Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

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Taken by Harry Burton on 29 November 1923, this staged photograph shows Howard Carter (left), assisted by Arthur Callendar and an Egyptian team member, wrapping one of the so-called 'guardian' or 'sentinel statues' in preparation for its transport from Tutankhamun's tomb to the 'laboratory' set-up in the nearby tomb of king Seti II, Valley of the Kings, Thebes, Egypt.

Griffith Institute, University of Oxford



Wrapping Tutankhamun's 'Guardian Statue'






H 17.9 x W 23.9 cm

Accession number

Burton p0491

Acquisition method

gift, 1946

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Griffith Institute, University of Oxford

Sackler Library, 1 St John Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire OX1 2LG England

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