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About the SPHS BSA Image Collection

The SPHS photographic collection was amassed by The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies between 1891 and 1967 through the donation of images. It contained negatives, both glass and film in a variety of sizes, photographic prints and glass lantern slides. It contains both original and copy negatives. Index cards with small contact prints served as finding aids for the collection. It was designed as an image reference collection where images could be duplicated as either prints or slides and sold or lent to members.

The BSA SPHS Collection is part of the original SPHS photographic collection, selected by donors who were associated with the BSA or images of topographic interest, particularly in areas the BSA was known to have worked. The remainder of the extant SPHS collection went to the Hellenic Literary and Historical Archives (MIET-ELIA) in Athens. Documentation for this collection consists of 5 Negative registers (held in the SPHS offices in London), the published catalogues or accession lists of lantern slides in The Journal of Hellenic Studies, the Minute Book December 1949-January 1983 for the Photographic and Filmstrip Committee of the SPHS (held in the SPHS Library in London) and information contained on extant index cards.

Mycenae: Fragment of a lapis lacedaemonium rhyton and LHIII pottery from the Granary [BSA SPHS 01/1705.4235], Mycenae: Fragment of a lapis lacedaemonium rhyton and LHIII pottery from the Granary, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Granary. L. H. III. Pot. Rhy. In Lapis Lacedaemoneisis".

Mycenae: Fragments of painted plaster [BSA SPHS 01/1706.4236], Mycenae: Fragments of painted plaster, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: fragments of painted plaster".

Mycenae: Bath 'coffin' and LHIII vases from near the Lion Gate [BSA SPHS 01/1707.4237], Mycenae: Bath 'coffin' and LHIII vases from near the Lion Gate, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Bath coffin & vases. L. H. III. Near Lion Gate".

Mycenae: Objects from the 8th shaft grave in the Granary area - gold rosettes, ivory tusks, bucranium (horn) pendants [BSA SPHS 01/1708.4238], Mycenae: Objects from the 8th shaft grave in the Granary area - gold rosettes, ivory tusks, bucranium (horn) pendants, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Granary. Gold rosettes, ivory tusks. bucranium pend. 8th shaft grave".

Mycenae: Threshold of the Treasury of Atreus [BSA SPHS 01/1709.4239], Mycenae: Threshold of the Treasury of Atreus, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus. Threshold".

Mycenae: Threshold of the Treasury of Atreus, from above [BSA SPHS 01/1710.4240], Mycenae: Threshold of the Treasury of Atreus, from above, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus. Threshold from above".

Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus, plan and section of threshold [BSA SPHS 01/1711.4241], Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus, plan and section of threshold, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus".

Mycenae: Central wedge of the Treasury of Atreus partly removed (left) and entirely removed (right) [BSA SPHS 01/1712.4242], Mycenae: Central wedge of the Treasury of Atreus partly removed (left) and entirely removed (right), 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus. Central wedge (l) partly (r ) entirely removed".

Mycenae: Central wedge of the Treasury of Atreus entirely removed [BSA SPHS 01/1713.4243], Mycenae: Central wedge of the Treasury of Atreus entirely removed, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Treasury of Atreus. Central wedge entirely removed".

Mycenae: Plan of Palace and later Temple [BSA SPHS 01/1714.4247], Mycenae: Plan of Palace and later Temple, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: Palace, plan of & later temple".

Minoan seal impressions of the snake goddess: one from Crete (top) and two from Mycenae (bottom) [BSA SPHS 01/2254.5926], Minoan seal impressions of the snake goddess: one from Crete (top) and two from Mycenae (bottom), 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Minoan gems: (a) from Crete (b.c) from Mycenae: the snake goddess".

Mycenae: South House and House of the Warrior Vase [BSA SPHS 01/3108.8663], Mycenae: South House and House of the Warrior Vase, 1920

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: house". An annotation in register indicates that though the entry has been struck out with a line is is "NOT withdrawn".

Mycenae: Tomb 515, Impressions of seals depicting animal forms, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3260.C0360], Mycenae: Tomb 515, Impressions of seals depicting animal forms, Kalkani Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: gems of animal forms". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Middle Helladic grave below the Ramp House [BSA SPHS 01/3255.C0355], Mycenae: Middle Helladic grave below the Ramp House, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Middle Helladic grave below ramp house". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Terracotta figurines from tomb 513, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3256.C0356], Mycenae: Terracotta figurines from tomb 513, Kalkani Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: 2 terracotta figurines from tomb 513". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Shifting earth from Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3247.C0351], Mycenae: Shifting earth from Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 502, sifting earth from". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Shifting earth from Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3248.C0351], Mycenae: Shifting earth from Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 502, sifting earth from". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Impression of a seal with an athlete and bull [BSA SPHS 01/3261.C0361], Mycenae: Impression of a seal with an athlete and bull, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: gem of athlete & bull". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Vases and Spindle Whorl from Tomb 515, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3263.C0363], Mycenae: Vases and Spindle Whorl from Tomb 515, Kalkani Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: vases from tomb 515". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Terracotta figurines from Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3266.C0366], Mycenae: Terracotta figurines from Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: terracotta figurines from tomb 504". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Plan and section of Tomb 517, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3258.C0358], Mycenae: Plan and section of Tomb 517, Kalkani Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: plan and section of tomb 517". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Plan and section of Tomb 517, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3705.C0358], Mycenae: Plan and section of Tomb 517, Kalkani Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: plan and section of tomb 517". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Vases from Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3262.C0362], Mycenae: Vases from Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: vases from tomb 502". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Fresco painting [BSA SPHS 01/3269.C0369], Mycenae: Fresco painting, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: fresco painting". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Vases from Tomb 517, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3264.C0364], Mycenae: Vases from Tomb 517, Kalkani Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: vases from tomb 517". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Digging the dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3253.C0354], Mycenae: Digging the dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 505, digging dromos". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Digging the dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3254.C0354], Mycenae: Digging the dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 505, digging dromos". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Door of Tomb 504 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3251.C0353], Mycenae: Door of Tomb 504 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 504, door before opening". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Door of Tomb 504 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3252.C0353], Mycenae: Door of Tomb 504 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 504, door before opening". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Door of Tomb 502 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3249.C0352], Mycenae: Door of Tomb 502 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 502, door before opening". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Door of Tomb 502 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3250.C0352], Mycenae: Door of Tomb 502 before opening, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Tomb 502, door before opening". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Plans and sections of Tombs 502 and 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3257.C0357], Mycenae: Plans and sections of Tombs 502 and 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: plans and sections of tombs 502, 504". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Plans and sections of Tombs 502 and 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3704.C0357], Mycenae: Plans and sections of Tombs 502 and 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: plans and sections of tombs 502, 504". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Tomb 515, Impressions of two seals of a snake goddess with a double axe between lions, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3259.C0359], Mycenae: Tomb 515, Impressions of two seals of a snake goddess with a double axe between lions, Kalkani Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: gems of snake goddesses, with double axe, between lions". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Terracotta figurines from Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3265.C0365], Mycenae: Terracotta figurines from Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: terracotta figurines from tomb 504". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Fresco painting from the LHIII palace hearth layer [BSA SPHS 01/3267.C0367], Mycenae: Fresco painting from the LHIII palace hearth layer, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: fresco painting, palace hearth layer LHIII". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Fresco painting fragments [BSA SPHS 01/3268.C0368], Mycenae: Fresco painting fragments, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: fresco painting (fragments)". Recorded in the register as from the 1921 season.

Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3360.C0626], Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 502, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Tomb 502".

Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3361.C0627], Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae.The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Tomb 504".

Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3362.C0627], Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 504, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Tomb 504".

Mycenae: Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3363.C0628], Mycenae: Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Tomb 505".

Mycenae: Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3364.C0628], Mycenae: Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Tomb 505".

Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 02/1/3366.C0629], Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Tomb 505".

Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/3365.C0629], Mycenae: Dromos of Tomb 505, Three Kilometre Cemetery, 1921

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae, Tomb 505".

Mycenae: Plan and section of Cyclopean Tomb [BSA SPHS 02/1/3279.C0454], Mycenae: Plan and section of Cyclopean Tomb, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Cyclopean tomb, plans & sections". Recorded in the register as from the 1922 season.

Mycenae: Plan and section of Clytemnestra's Tomb [BSA SPHS 01/3276.C0453], Mycenae: Plan and section of Clytemnestra's Tomb, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Clytemnestra's tomb, plans & sections". Recorded in the register as from the 1922 season.

Mycenae: Plan and section of Cyclopean Tomb [BSA SPHS 01/3278.C0454], Mycenae: Plan and section of Cyclopean Tomb, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: Cyclopean tomb, plans & sections". Recorded in the register as from the 1922 season.

Mycenae: Vase from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/0019.A60], Mycenae: Vase from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: (BSA 1922) Tomb. 529. Vases 434". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 515, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/0020.A61], Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 515, Kalkani Cemetery, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: (BSA excav. 1922) Tomb 515. Jewels." Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.

Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery [BSA SPHS 01/0021.A62], Mycenae: Jewellery from Tomb 529, Kalkani Cemetery, 1922

Part of a collection of images of the BSA's 1920s excavations at Mycenae. The original description in the SPHS negative register reads: "Mycenae: (BSA excav. 1922) Tomb 529. Jewels". Listed as a Colour Slide in the SPHS negative register (A series), but the negative is black and white.