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objects : 35 items

TAI #120Númenórean helmet
diagrams · designs objects
black ink blue ink green ink red ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1982Unfinished Tales A·17·efront cover
TAI #188frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (I)

from first King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/1a
friezes objects
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29130top left
2015Art of LR 233186, top left
TAI #189frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor (II)

from first King’s Letter

Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/35/1a
friezes objects
black ink
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·291311
2015Art of LR 233186, top right
TAI #190frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; crown on the right

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
friezes objects
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131top left
2015Art of LR 235188, top left
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, top left
TAI #191frieze pattern with Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; crown on the left

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
friezes objects
black ink pencil
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131top right
2015Art of LR 235188, top right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, top right
TAI #192Crown of Gondor

from third King’s Letter; standing alone

Marquette MS. Tolkien MSs 4/2/25
objects
books · letters crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992HM9a: Sauron A·29131upper right
2015Art of LR 235188, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [365]item 166, upper right
TAI #208Goosegrass
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 60r
objects tableaux
black ink
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. [6]2monochrome
TAI #213flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132, upper rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 91upper leftmonochrome
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, upper right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, upper right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]upper right
TAI #214flowerSee also TAI #40
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 87, fol. 37r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink pencil watercolor
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1992Life & Legend [52]132.3, top rightmonochrome
1992Life & Legend 93bottom leftblack & white
1995Art. & Ill. 5248, top right
2018Maker of Middle-earth [271]95, top right
2018Tolkien Treasures [57]top right
TAI #262Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (I)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 22r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
Cirth rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179176monochrome
2005Readers’ Companion 1 dust jacket frontin copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2005Readers’ Companion 1 spinein copper, red, and periwinkle; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket frontin gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2014Readers’ Companion 2 dust jacket spinein gold, red, and dark gray; the One Ring, Narya, Cirth ribbon, and Tengwar
2015Art of LR 210166
TAI #263Dust jacket design for The Fellowship of the Ring (II)
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 21r
diagrams · designs objects
black ink colored pencil pencil red ink
eyes rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 179177
2015Art of LR 211167
TAI #264Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 27r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink colored pencil pencil
fire mountains · hills rings · jewels · gold Tengwar
Sauron
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Minas Tirith Mordor White Tower
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180178monochrome
2015Art of LR 220176
2018Maker of Middle-earth [371]117
TAI #265Dust-jacket design for The Two Towers
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 28r
diagrams · designs objects tableaux
black ink pencil red ink
architecture buildings moon rings · jewels · gold sun
Nazgûl
Barad-dûr (Dark Tower) Mordor Orodruin (Mt. Doom)
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 180179monochrome
2015Art of LR 221178
2018Maker of Middle-earth [372]118
TAI #294Mordor Special Mission Flying Corps emblem

Inscribed in pen to the lower left, “MSMFC [in Tengwar] / MSMFC / Mordor Special Mission / Flying Corps / Emblem”, and in pencil “seen from below / Aug 1969”.

Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 11r
objects patterns
black pen green pen pencil red pen
emblems · insignia
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 189185, top
TAI #296seven-branched candlestick
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
objects tableaux
green pen red pen
tools · instruments
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, left
TAI #299banded belt design or stamp cancellation
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 93, fol. 39r
objects patterns
black pen green pen red pen
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
1995Art. & Ill. 190186, top right
TAI #353The White Tree and stars
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 39v
objects tableaux
plants · flowers · grasses stars trees · forests
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR front coverwith black background
2015Art of LR 228183
TAI #387Rune on Sam’s box I
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/14/6b
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
plants · flowers · grasses
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9166, center
TAI #388Rune on Sam’s box II
Marquette MS. Tolkien 2/1/14/6b
diagrams · designs objects patterns
black ink pencil
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 9166, top
TAI #434Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, top left
TAI #435Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, center left
TAI #436Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/8/13/7b
diagrams · designs objects
blue ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 192151, lower left
TAI #437Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/23/4a
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 193152, above
TAI #438Crown of Gondor (sketch)
Marquette MS. Tolkien 3/9/23/4a
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 193152, below
TAI #439Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
objects tableaux
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, left
TAI #440Crown of Gondor (later sketch)
diagrams · designs objects
black ink
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 195153, right
TAI #456Crown of Gondor, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs objects
blue pen pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, top center
TAI #457Crown of Gondor, trial for The Return of the King dust jacket
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 90, fol. 26r
diagrams · designs objects
pencil
crowns · hats · helms rings · jewels · gold
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2015Art of LR 226181, upper center
TAI #531belt pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
objects patterns
black pen blue pen green pen red pen
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, center left
TAI #534belt pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
objects patterns
black pen green pen
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, right of center
TAI #535double belt pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
objects patterns
black pen blue pen green pen
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, right
TAI #536belt pattern
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 94, fol. 66r
objects patterns
black pen green pen
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth [191]item 60, bottom, right of center
TAI #539belt, ribbon, or caterpillar
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
objects patterns
black ink pencil
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, upper left
TAI #540belt or ribbon
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
objects patterns
black ink pencil
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, middle left
TAI #541belt or ribbon
Bodleian MS. Tolkien Drawings 91, fol. 21r
objects patterns
black ink pencil
belts · boots · clothing
YearSourceH&APageFigureNotes
2018Maker of Middle-earth 196item 63, middle right

Note: The omission of greeting cards and jigsaw puzzles from the above list of sources is intentional.

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