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


Bild
36.5 x 48.6 cm
Blatt
52.9 x 75.0 cm
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Inventory Number
St.F.91
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not exhibited

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About the Work

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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Title
Temple of Kom Ombo in Upper Egypt
Photographer
Period Produced
Object Type
Physical Description
Albumen print mounted on cardboard
Material
Technique

Property and Acquisition

Institution
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Collection
Picture Copyright
© Städel Museum
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011. Property of Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.

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Primary
  • 61F(DOPPELTEMPEL (KOM OMBO)) names of historical buildings, sites, streets, etc. (DOPPELTEMPEL (KOM OMBO))
  • 12B61 temple, shrine ~ non-Christian religions
  • 48C149 ruin of a building ~ architecture
  • 61E(KOM OMBO) names of cities and villages (KOM OMBO)
  • 61D(EGYPT) geographical names of countries, regions, mountains, rivers, etc. (EGYPT) (EGYPT)

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02.12.2019