The granite pylon, Thebes, 1857
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.'
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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements
Good condition, apart from water staining along one edge.
Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer
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