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Provenance

Bolton's Egyptology material is provenanced from the following sites:

Egypt

  • Abadiya (EEF excavations, 1898-99)
  • Abusir el-Malak
  • Abydos (EEF, 1899-1904, 1909-13; BSAE, 1921-2; EES, 1925-6; ERA [Garstang], 1900; LU [Garstang], 1906-8)
  • el-Amarna (EES, 1921-9, 1979-82; EES reserve material from 1920’s-1930’s given in 1966-7)
  • el-Amrah (EEF, 1900-1)
  • Armant (EES, 1930-3)
  • Atfih (EEF, 1911)
  • el-Badari (BSAE, 1923-5)
  • el-Bahnasa (Oxyrhynchus) (EEF [Grenfell], 1902-3, 1906-7, 1913-4, 1921-2; EEF, 1904-5; BSAE, 1923-4; Starkey, 1924-5)
  • Ballas (Quibell, 1894-5)
  • Beit Khallaf (ERA [Garstang], 1900-1)
  • Beni Hasan (LU [Garstang], 1902-4)
  • Dendera (EEF, 1897-8)
  • Esna (LU [Garstang], 1905)
  • Fayum (EEF [Grenfell], 1901-1903; Petrie (textiles); BSAE [Caton-Thompson], 1924-6)
  • Gumaiyima (EEF, 1885-6)
  • Gerza (BSAE [Petrie], 1910-11)
  • Harageh (BSAE, 1913-4)
  • Hawara (Petrie, 1888-9; BSAE 1910-11)
  • Hemamia (BSAE 1922-4);
  • el-Hiba (EEF [Grenfell], 1902-3)
  • Hu (Diospolis Parva) (EEF, 1898-9)
  • Ihnasya el-Medina (Herakleopolis Magna) (EEF, 1890-1, 1903-4)
  • el-Kab (Quibell, 1896-7)
  • Kafr Ammar (BSAE, 1911-3)
  • Karanis (Michigan Expedition, 1924-5)
  • Kom el-Ahmar (Hierakonpolis) (LU [Garstang], 1905)
  • Kom Medinet Ghurab (Gurob) (Petrie, 1888-90; EEF 1903-4)
  • Koshtamna (LU [Garstang], 1906)
  • el-Lahun (Petrie, 1888-90)
  • el-Mahasna (EEF, 1908-9)
  • el-Matmar (BM Expedition [Brunton], 1929-31)
  • Mazguna (BSAE [Petrie], 1910-11)
  • Memphis (BSAE [Petrie], 1910-11)
  • Meydum (BSAE, 1909-10)
  • el-Mustagidda (BM Expedition [Brunton], 1927-9)
  • Naqada (Petrie, 1894-5)
  • Naukratis (EEF, 1884-6)
  • Nazlet el-Shurafa (BSAE, 1911-2)
  • Qarara (EEF [Grenfell], 1902-3)
  • Qasr Ibrim (EES, 1963, 1966)
  • Qaw el-Kebir (Antaeopolis) (BSAE, 1922-4)
  • Rifa (BSAE, 1906-7);
  • el-Riqqa (BSAE, 1912-3)
  • San el-Hagar (Tanis) (EEF, 1883-6)
  • Saqqara (EES, 1953-6, 1960’s, 1970-2)
  • Seila (EEF, [Grenfell], 1901-2)
  • el-Sheikh Ibada (Antinoë) (EEF, 1913-14)
  • Sidmant (EEF, 1909-10; BSAE, 1920-1)
  • Sinai (EEF 1904-5)
  • Tacba (EEF, 1911-12)
  • Tarkhan (BSAE, 1911-3)
  • Tarraneh (Terenuthis) (EEF, 1887-8)
  • Tell Basta (Bubastis) (EEF, 1887-9)
  • Tell Defenna (EEF, 1885-6)
  • Tell el-Farain (Buto) (EES, 1964-8)
  • Tell el-Maskhuta (Pithom) (EEF, 1883-5)
  • Tell Nabasha (EEF, 1885-6)
  • Tell el-Yahudiya (EEF, 1887-8)
  • Thebes (Deir el-Bahari) (EEF, 1895-6, 1903-7])
  • Tukh el-Qaramus (EEF [Naville and Griffith], 1887)

Sudan

  • Meroe (Garstang, 1909-14)
  • Napata (Oxford Excav. in Nubia [Griffith], 1912-3)
  • Sanam abu Dom (Oxford Excav. in Nubia [Griffith], 1912-3)
  • Sesebi (EES [Blackman], 1936-7).

Palestine

  • Beth-Phelet (BSAE [Petrie], 1927-30)
  • Gerar / Tell Gemma (BSAE [Petrie], 1926-7)
  • Wadi Ghuzzeh (BSAE [Petrie], 1929-30)
  • Tell el-Ajjul / Gaza (BSAE [Petrie], 1930-8)
  • Tell Fara (BSAE [Petrie], 1927-30)

Syria

  • Tell Abu Hureyra (Oxford and Chicago Universities, 1972-4)
  • Tell es-Sweyhat (Syria Excavation Fund, 1973-77)

Jordan

  • Petra (BSAJ, 1958-64)
  • Tell Umm Hammad Esh-Sharqiya (S. W. Helms, 1982-4)
  • Tell Iktanu and Tell Hammam (Kay Prag 1987-90)

Textiles

Bolton's textile collection is especially important and has a significant group of provenanced archaeological textiles, comprising:

  • The majority of textiles and organic remains from excavations at Badari, Matmar and Mostagedda;
  • The representative study collection from the Michigan University excavations at Karanis;
  • Significant groups of textiles from British excavations at: Antinoe, Tell el-Amarna, The Fayum, Illahun, Oxyrhynchus, Qasr Ibrim and Tanis;
  • Miscellaneous material from the Petrie and Wellcome collections, largely unprovenanced.