The J. Paul Getty Museum

Rameses Colossus, Abou Simbel

Object Details

Title:

Rameses Colossus, Abou Simbel

Artist/Maker:

Francis Frith (English, 1822 - 1898)

Culture:

English

Place:

Abu Simbel, Nubia, Egypt (Place Created)

Date:

about 1859

Medium:

Albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XO.1180.117

Dimensions:

20.6 × 16.4 cm (8 1/8 × 6 7/16 in.)

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Object Description

Man standing in lap of giant seated pharaoh statue, which is covered in graffiti and surrounded by hieroglyphs.