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Cairo—General View of the Mamelouk Tombs and Pyramids


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Cairo—General View of the Mamelouk Tombs and Pyramids

ca. 1870-1880
19th century
211 x 280 mm (8.3 x 11 in.)

Félix Bonfils, French, (1831–1885)

Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print
Marks: Inscribed on negative, lower left: “49. Le Caire- Vue generale des tombeaux des momelouks et pyramides”; inscribed on negative, lower right: “Bonfils”
Bibliography: Lee D. Witkin and Barbara London, The Photograph Collector’s Guide (Boston, MA: New York Graphic Society, 1979); MacMillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists and Innovators (1983).
Credit Line: Gift of Michael M. Senft, 1983
Accession Number: 1983.12.114.42

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This object has the following keywords:
  • architecture - Art or science of designing and building structures, especially habitable structures, in accordance with principles determined by aesthetic and practical or material considerations. Refers also to the structures created. [November 1994 related term added. October 1990 alternate term added.]
  • Cairo - TGN 7001215
  • death
  • Egypt - TGN 7016833
  • graves - Excavations in the earth used for burial; for constructions raised over or around burial sites, use "tombs." [April 1993 related term added.]
  • North Africa - TGN 7016886
  • travel photography

Dimensions
  • image Dimensions: 211 x 280 mm (8.3 x 11 in.)

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