View at Luxor, 1857
Scope and Contents
230 x 158 mm. A view showing monumental temple columns with a stone wall and a partially obscured obelisk (? the Tuthmoside obelisk) in the background. According to Frith: 'The great columns represented in my picture, with the expanded lotus flower capital, will at once be familiar to every Nile traveller; many of whom I have no doubt, with myself ... have hurried past the superb columns in hot haste to the temple Mustapha-Aga, the native English consular agent, for their letters! Mustapha's abode lies in the shadow on the right of the picture ... The columns, of which there are twelve, in a double row, were probably erected by Amunoph III (Amun-hotpe), about B.C. 1500 ... The group of figures in the centre of the picture are natives, who were quarrelling energetically at the moment, and quite unconscious of my designs upon them. The picture was taken in about six seconds.'
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Fair condition, some fading in from edges.
Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer
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