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Bazar au Ghezirah

Accession Number
1980/1.211

Title
Bazar au Ghezirah

Artist(s)
Abdullah Frères

Artist Nationality
Turkish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1870

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
11 15/16 in x 9 15/16 in (30.32 cm x 25.24 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Subject matter
This photograph by the highly regarded Abdullah Brothers represents an Egyptian marketplace on a sunny day. A somewhat meager crowd of men, along with their pack animals, divide themselves into various groupings as they engage in buying and trading. The narrative that the picture suggests is more a situation rather than an event: this could be any day at the market. In addition, the composition lacks a center of emphasis, which serves to disperse the viewer's gaze across the entire surface of the photograph rather than allowing one to focus on a particular object or figure. 

Physical Description
A group of men and pack animals gather in an outdoor space surrounded by trees. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
donkeys
marketplaces
men (male humans)
trees

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