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Pillars in the great hall, Karnac, 1857

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/21

Scope and Contents

221 x 163 mm. A view showing the densely packed columns of the great hall sculptured with hieroglyphics and with an Arab standing in the foreground. Frith comments: 'The effect which the builders appear to have had in view in this remarkable crowding together of enormous columns, is the combined impression of vastness and power - almost of awe - which they produce upon the mind when standing amongst them; and nowhere is this effect attained so perfectly as at Karnac.'

Dates

  • 1857

Creator

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, water staining along one edge, slight overall fading.

General

WS.

Originator(s)

Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-05 16:21:28+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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