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Saqsawaman, Overlooking Cuzco

Accession Number
2012/2.66

Title
Saqsawaman, Overlooking Cuzco

Artist(s)
Marilyn Bridges

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1989

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 the ancient citadel Saqsawaman overlooking the city Cuzco or Cusco in Peru. Cuzco, the capital of the Incan empire, is pictured here as both an ancient and modern city.

Physical Description
This photograph depicts an aerial view of an ancient citadel overlooking a city.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Inca (culture, general)
Peruvian
aerial photography
archaeological sites
citadels
city walls
hills

2 Related Resources

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