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Uffington Horse, England

Accession Number
2012/2.9

Title
Uffington Horse, England

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1982

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
20 in x 24 in (50.8 cm x 60.96 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. In this photograph, the Uffington Horse in Oxfordshire appears among rolling hills and between burial mounds. The light illuminates the hillside, leading the viewer to the horse that is in a full gallop and is 365 feet in length.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts a landscape with burial mounds and an earthwork in the shape of a horse in the center.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Equus caballus (species)
aerial photographs
burial mounds
earthworks (sculpture)
geoglyphs
hills
landscapes (representations)

3 Related Resources

Nature in Photography
(Part of 2 Learning Collections)
PAST - Horses
(Part of: FFW Lower Level Study Cases     )

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