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Sarcophagi, Termessos, Turkey

Accession Number
2012/2.62

Title
Sarcophagi, Termessos, Turkey

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
2004

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James Agah, Class of 1989 (BBA)

Subject matter
Marilyn Bridges describes the markings and monuments that she photographs from above as “the messages of humankind.” As a pilot and photographer, she documents contemporary landscapes connected to ancient times, which addresses the human relationship to the earth and environment. This photograph depicts sarcophagi in Termessos, Turkey. This ancient city was constructed on the side of Mount Solymos in the Taurus Mountains. The sarcophagi are broken and overtaken by nature.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts sarcophagi in ruins on a mountainside.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
lost cities
mountains
ruins
sarcophagi (coffins)
trees

1 Related Resource

Nature in Photography
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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