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Pharoah’s Bed, Island of Phylæ,

Alternative title(s): Pharoah’s Bed, Island of Phylae

From Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine

Albumen print on photographic paper mounted on lightweight board with gilded edges in bound volume

Dimensions (Image): 161 x 230 mm (6.3 x 9.1 in.)

Dimensions (Mount (album sheet)): 312 x 435 mm (12.3 x 17.1 in.)

Printed on mount: “PHAROAH’S BED / island of Phylæ”; printed on mount, lower right below image: “Frith, Photo. 1857”; inscribed in pencil on mount, lower left corner: “46”; inscribed on negative in image, lower left corner: “Frith”

Edition: As published in the album "Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine: Supplementary Volume” (London: William Mackenzie), 1862

Accession number: 2010.15.15

Gift of Weston and Mary Naef in honor of Ella Dawes Naef, class of 2002, 2010

Provenance / Collectors' marks: Collector’s stamp of Weston J. Naef in red on verso of album’s frontispiece

Bibliography: Douglas R. Nickel, Francis Frith in Egypt and Palestine: A Victorian Photographer Abroad (Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 2004); Jon Manchip White, Egypt and the Holy Land in Historic Photographs: 77 Views by Francis Frith (New York: Dover, 1980), compare with plate 43

Work Type: photograph

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