Obelisks in the Hippodrome. Between Them is the Column of Twisted Serpents Which Supported the Tripod in the Temple of Delphos

Object Details

Title:

Obelisks in the Hippodrome. Between Them is the Column of Twisted Serpents Which Supported the Tripod in the Temple of Delphos

Artist/Maker:

James Robertson (English, 1813 - 1888)

Culture:

British

Places:

London, England (Place created)
Istanbul Turkey Constantinople Turkey (Place depicted)

Date:

1853

Medium:

Salted paper print

Object Number:

84.XO.1237.3

Dimensions:

30.3 × 24.5 cm (11 15/16 × 9 5/8 in.)

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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.

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