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Egypt in 19th Century Photography

Egyptian temple decorated with carved motifs seen from a slight oblique angle.
Antonio Beato
Temple of Horus at Edfu
albumen print on paper
8 1/16 in x 10 3/8 in (20.48 cm x 26.35 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm);11 7/16 in x 15 in (29.05 cm x 38.1 cm)
Gift of W. Howard and Margaret Bond
Overarching view of the interior courtyard of an Egyptian temple.
Antonio Beato
Excavation at Medinet, Haboo, Thebes
albumen print on paper
11 7/16 in x 15 in (29.05 cm x 38.1 cm);8 1/4 in x 10 1/4 in (20.96 cm x 26.04 cm);11 9/16 in x 15 1/16 in (29.37 cm x 38.26 cm);16 in x 20 in (40.64 cm x 50.8 cm)
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond
View of an Egyptian temple and palm trees seen from below.
Antonio Beato
Pharoah's Bed, Island of Philae
albumen print on paper
11 7/16 in x 14 15/16 in (29.05 cm x 37.94 cm);18 1/16 in x 22 1/16 in (45.88 cm x 56.04 cm)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond
Egyptian temple seen from a slightly oblique angle.
Antonio Beato
Temple of Dendera
albumen print on paper
7 7/8 in x 10 1/4 in (20 cm x 26.04 cm);10 1/4 in x 7 7/8 in (26.04 cm x 20 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
This photograph depicts a view of some ancient stone ruins. Two columns stand in the center of the photograph, each bearing relief designs and carved hieroglyphics.
Felice Beato
Karnak, Les Deux Stelles Pilliers
albumen print on paper
7 15/16 in x 10 1/4 in (20.1 cm x 26 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Façade of an Egyptian temple structure in a state of partial ruin.
Antonio Beato
Temple of Kalabsha
albumen print on paper
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)
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. Howard Bond
This photograph depicts a view of a palm tree-lined path in a city park. Two men stand on the path and face the camera.
Antonio Beato
Luxor
albumen print on paper
7 3/4 in x 10 5/16 in (19.7 cm x 26.2 cm);10 1/4 in x 7 13/16 in (26.1 cm x 19.9 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Oblique view of a pylon in front of which are set an obelisk and two humanoid sculptures, half submerged in sand. A minaret peaks through the break between the two vertical elements of the pylon.
Pascal Sebah
Louqsor. Le Pylône
albumen print on paper
16 15/16 in x 14 3/16 in (43.02 cm x 36.04 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Five men sit just outside the rectangular, columned entrances of three grottoes set into the side of a hill. 
Pascal Sebah
Béni-Hassan. Grottes du Nord
albumen print on paper
14 in x 17 in (35.56 cm x 43.18 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
View down onto a busy seaport populated by numerous steamships and smaller watercraft. A sliver of land with various towers and domed structures stretches across the horizon line in the distance. 
Sébah, J. Pascal and Joaillier
La Pointe du Sérai
albumen print on paper
9 13/16 in x 12 3/8 in (24.92 cm x 31.43 cm);20 in x 16 in (50.8 cm x 40.64 cm)
Gift of Howard and Margaret Bond
Close-up view of a low-relief sculpture that depicts a human figure in twisted perspective who holds out another, much smaller, seated human figure in one hand. The figures are surrounded by images of birds and plants, as well as hieroglyphics. 
Pascal Sebah
Abidôs - Portrait de Séti I
albumen print on paper
12 1/16 in x 17 1/16 in (30.64 cm x 43.34 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology
Photograph of the columns in the interior of a mosque.

Intérieur de la mosquée Amrou
albumen print on paper
9 15/16 in x 12 in (25.24 cm x 30.48 cm)
Transfer from the Kelsey Museum of Archaeology

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