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Temple of Kalabsha

Accession Number
1985/2.99

Title
Temple of Kalabsha

Artist(s)
Antonio Beato

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
circa 1875

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
10 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in (26.67 cm x 20.64 cm);19 5/16 in x 14 5/16 in (49.05 cm x 36.35 cm);10 1/2 in x 8 1/8 in (26.67 cm x 20.64 cm);15 1/16 in x 11 1/2 in (38.26 cm x 29.21 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond

Subject matter
This detail of the Temple of Kalabsha depicts the ancient Egyptian site in a state of near ruin. The close framing of the temple structure and the stones in the foreground of the image emphasize the building's current state of decay, while the figures standing in front of the temple offer a sense of scale. This was one of many photographs that Beato took of the Temple of Kalabsha, which range from overarching views to details of columns and other aspects of the structure.

Physical Description
Façade of an Egyptian temple structure in a state of partial ruin.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Egypt
Ruins
archaeological parks
architecture (object genre)
capital
males
religious structures
ruins
standing
temples (buildings)
travel photography

6 Related Resources

British Empire
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Egypt in 19th Century Photography
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)
Monuments and Memorials
(Part of 4 Learning Collections)
Orientalism
(Part of 10 Learning Collections)
Religious Buildings
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
Ruins
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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