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Kôm-Ombo. Colonnade Sud-Est

Accession Number
1980/1.209

Title
Kôm-Ombo. Colonnade Sud-Est

Artist(s)
Pascal Sebah

Artist Nationality
Turkish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1880

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
18 7/8 in x 14 in (47.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

Subject matter
In this photograph, the lotus capitals which top numerous massive columns—connected by the fragments of stone lintels—signal the remains of the Temple of Kom Ombo. Six men sit or stand near the large stone fragments that formerly composed the walls and roofs of the Ptolemaic-era temple dedicated to the god Sobek. Stark contrasts in tone, from the brightly lit exterior to the dark interior, add visual drama to the image, while the men sitting in the foreground provide a sense of scale. 

Physical Description
A group of columns stands amid a pile of stone debris in the desert. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

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