Temple of Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt, Francis Frith
Francis Frith
Temple of Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt
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Francis Frith

Temple of Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt, 1857


Darstellung
36.5 x 48.6 cm
Gesamtmaß
52.9 x 75 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.91
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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In the nineteenth century, the public’s appetite for images of the legendary land of Egypt was immense. From 1850 onwards, photographers systematically toured and documented the historic sites. In addition to the sheer number of spectacular ancient relics, their location near the Nile also represented a decisive advantage. Expensive camera equipment could thus be transported relatively safely along the river. The boat in front of the kiosk of Trajan presumably belonged to the photographer, whose portfolio of twenty views of Egypt is today considered his masterpiece.

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07.06.2024