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Obelisks in the Hippodrome. Between Them is the Column of Twisted Serpents Which Supported the Tripod in the Temple of Delphos
James Robertson (English, 1813 - 1888)
London, England (Place Created)
Istanbul, Turkey; Constantinople, Turkey (Place Depicted)
Salted paper print
30.3 × 24.5 cm (11 15/16 × 9 5/8 in.)
View of the Hippodrome of Constantinople, showing the Walled Obelisk in disrepair on the left area of the image and the Obelisk of Theodosius on the right area, carved with hieroglyphs. A number of men can be seen sitting near the latter obelisk. The Serpent Column, also known as the Serpentine Column, with its intertwining design can be seen between the two obelisks.