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Stone Walls near Hierapolis

Accession Number
2014/2.276

Title
Stone Walls near Hierapolis

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 James (BBA ’89) and Wendy Agah, 2014/2.276

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 the stone walls near Hierapolis, also known as the Holy City, in Turkey. When photographed from above, the ruins of these ancient stone walls create abstract forms.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of ancient stone walls. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
aerial photography
ancient sites
archaeological sites
ruins
stone (worked rock)

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