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Obelisk and granite Lotus Column, Karnac, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214A/27

Scope and Contents

155 x 231 mm. A view showing the obelisk, which is , according to Frith: 'the most beautiful in Egypt', and the broken Lotus Column, which is, again according to Frith: 'an exquisite piece of work', standing among the ruins of Karnac.


  • Creation: 1857


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, some overall fading.

Related Materials

A more distant view of the ruins of Karnac can be found at Y30214B/2.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-01 15:20:35+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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