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Temple de Kerdaseh. Vue d'Est

Accession Number
1980/1.208

Title
Temple de Kerdaseh. Vue d'Est

Artist(s)
Pascal Sebah

Artist Nationality
Turkish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1880

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
14 1/16 in x 17 in (35.72 cm x 43.18 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Subject matter
Six columns are all that remain of the Temple of Kerdaseh, which in this photograph dominate the composition as they stand out amid a pile of rubble and low-lying shrubs. The Nile River, seen from the east, and a range of hills in the background form a narrow band that stretches across the lower register of the image. The dark figure of a man who sits in the shade of the ruined temple appears like a specter, almost imperceptible on casual viewing. 

Physical Description
A group of six columns occupy a central position in this photograph, with a river and hills visible in the distance. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Egypt
Ruins
capital
columns (architectural elements)
cultural landscapes
rubble
ruins
temples (buildings)
travel photography

4 Related Resources

Egypt in 19th Century Photography
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Monuments and Memorials
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Religious Buildings
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Ruins
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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