The Memnonium, ThebesArtist(s)Francis FrithArtist NationalityBritish (modern)Object Creation Date1857Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperDimensions
12 1/2 in x 17 1/4 in (31.8 cm x 43.8 cm);14 in x 18 in (35.56 cm x 45.72 cm);12 7/16 in x 17 3/16 in (31.6 cm x 43.7 cm);6 3/8 in x 9 in (16.2 cm x 22.9 cm)Credit LineGift of Frederick P. and Amy McCombs CurrierSubject matter
This photograph shows two buildings from the Memnonium complex at Thebes in Egypt. The background building, the Ramesseum, is a mortuary temple built by Ramesses II and completed circa 1250 BC. Its columns are decorated with statues of the pharaoh as Osiris, god of the underworld. The foreground figure sitting on the stone rubble in front of the complex provides a sense of scale and accentuates the barreness of the setting. The foreground building, which is partially cut off from view, appears much larger in scale and emphasizes the monumentality of the structures.Physical Description
Two Egyptian buildings, each with columns, are depicted in a desert landscape with a man sitting on a pile of rubble in front of the complex.Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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architecture (object genre)
stone (worked rock)