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Osiride Pillars and great fallen Colossus, the Memnonium, Thebes, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/17

Scope and Contents

238 x 161 mm. A view showing the row of Osiride pillars with the overturned colossal bust of Rameses II lying face down in the sand. In the foreground stands a group of Europeans, one of whom lies on the shoulders of the Colossus. It was from the Memnonium (more properly the Ramesseum) that Belzoni in 1816 took the other colossal statue, the 'young Memnon', now in the British Museum.


  • Creation: 1857


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from overall yellowing.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-01 11:12:21+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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