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St. Sophia from the Hypodrome [sic], Constantinople

Object Details

Title:

St. Sophia from the Hypodrome [sic], Constantinople

Artist/Maker:

James Robertson (English, 1813 - 1888)

Culture:

English

Place:

Istanbul, Turkey; Constantinople, Turkey (Place Created)

Date:

1857

Medium:

Salted paper print

Object Number:

84.XA.619.70

Dimensions:

23.9 × 30.1 cm (9 7/16 × 11 7/8 in.)

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Object Description

View of the Hagia Sophia, a large building with a domed cupola and four minarets, partially obscured by a number of multi-story buildings in the foreground. Also visible are six people dressed in the traditional garments, standing next to oxen-drawn carts. This view is seen from the former Hippodrome of Constantinople.