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Overview, Delphi

Accession Number
2012/2.50

Title
Overview, Delphi

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 an overview of Delphi in Greece. Delphi is located on Mount Parnassus and holds the ancient sanctuary that was considered the center of the world by the Ancient Greeks.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of an archaeological site on a mountain. A road stretches through the mountainside, which is covered in trees and overlooks a coastal plain.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Ancient Greek (culture or style)
aerial photography
archaeological sites
mountains
roads
sanctuaries (religious building spaces)
trees

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