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The Wadee El-Mukattab, Sinai, 1860

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/5

Scope and Contents

227 x 161 mm. Frith comments:'This view represents a charismatic portion of the Wadee El-Mukattab. To the left is seen the entrance of one of the natural caves in which the district abounds, the supposed dwellings of the ancient Horim. The sharp forms of the rock, the deep shade within, and the graduations of the lighter surface, with its strange Sinaitic inscriptions, are beautifullu rendered. Before the rock a group of thorny desert-shrubs grow from the sand ... In the distance is the fine mountain barrier that walls in the valley.'


  • Creation: 1860


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-07 14:34:00+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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