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The granite pylon, Thebes, 1857

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/12

Scope and Contents

225 x 160 mm. A view showing the ruins of a gateway at Karnac built from large blocks of granite. Frith compares these ruins to the gateway seen in Y30214A/25: '... the present view represents an older, more massive, but less elegant and less elaborately sculptured, edifice which I have called the Granite Pylon, in consequence of its being, as I believe, the only existing extensive pylon-gateway constructed solely of that material.'

Dates

  • 1857

Creator

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition, apart from water staining along one edge.

Related Materials

For a similar view, but of a more elaborate gateway, see Y30214A/25.

General

WS.

Originator(s)

Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-05 11:16:10+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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