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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)
Object Type: photograph
Medium and Support: Albumen print
Series: from Egypt and Palestine: Photographed and Described by Francis Frith
Edition: One of 42 photographs published in “Egypt and Palestine: Photographed and Described by Francis Frith,” two volumes, London: James S. Virtue, 1858–1859
Marks: Signed, dated, and numbered “52” on negative; inscribed on mount, lower right: “Frith Photo 1857”
Bibliography: On the book in general, see Lucien Goldschmidt, The Truthful Lens (New York, 1980), cat. no. 61; reproductions in figures 3 (cover of book), 130, 150.
Credit Line: Gift of Gail Gomberg Propp, 1985
Accession Number: 1985.37.17
Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keywordThis object has the following keywords:
architecture*, columns (architectural elements)*, Egypt*, North Africa*, obelisks*, travel photography
- 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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