The J. Paul Getty Museum

The Temple of Luxor, Thebes. The Obelisk

Object Details

Title:

The Temple of Luxor, Thebes. The Obelisk

Artist/Maker:

Francis Frith (English, 1822 - 1898)

Culture:

English

Places:

London, England (Place Created)

Thebes, Egypt; Luxor, Egypt (Place Depicted)

Date:

1859–1860

Medium:

Tinted albumen silver print

Object Number:

84.XB.1346.27

Dimensions:

7.1 × 14.5 cm (2 13/16 × 5 11/16 in.)

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Object Description

A man stands in front of a stone wall and near an obelisk. Two large stone heads can be seen partially in front of the wall as well. A double view intended for stereoscope use, mounted within a book.