Obelisk and Granite Lotus Column, Karnac
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Obelisk and Granite Lotus Column, Karnac1857
160 x 230 mm (6.3 x 9.1 in.)
Francis Frith, British (English), (1822–1898)
- 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.]
- columns (architectural elements) - Use for cylindrical, upright masonry members, usually either giving support or appearing to give support and usually comprised of three sections: a base, capital, and shaft; common also on furniture, especially as decorative elements. Use also for all uprights in steel frame or concrete frame structures. For square or rectangular members, either in masonry construction or classically treated, and for massive uprights in Medieval architecture, use "piers (supporting elements)"; for wooden square uprights, use "posts." [January 1995 related term added. March 1993 descriptor changed, was 'columns'; alternate term changed, was 'column'; descriptor moved. July 1991 scope note changed.]
- Egypt - TGN 7016833
- North Africa - TGN 7016886
- obelisks - Use for tall, slender, four-sided, usually monolithic stone shafts which taper upward and end in a pyramidal tip.
- travel photography
- image Dimensions: 160 x 230 mm (6.3 x 9.1 in.)
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