Item Horeau MSS 32.2 - Hector Horeau Watercolour - Dendera

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Horeau MSS 32.2


Hector Horeau Watercolour - Dendera


  • 1838 (Creation)

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1 mounted watercolour

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In the possession of Dr T. Staines-Read.

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The estate of Dr T. Staines-Read, 1967.

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Loose mounted watercolour of a plan of the temple of Dendera. Along the bottom edge of the watercolour are handwritten notes: 'NUBIE. R.O. PLAN DU TEMPLE DE DANDOUR. il y a une difference dans l'axe'. On either side of the temple plan on both edges of the watercolour are other faint notes: (left) 'Les deux chambres non sculptées la niche l'est seulement' (right) 'les faces laterales sculptées jusqu'aux bayes A.B'. On the mount is a handwritten note: 'Vue et Plan du Temple de Dandour'.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • 22.1 by 31.3 cm

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  • Published in Porter and Moss vii.28.
  • Reproduced in the publication Panorama d'Égypte et de Nubie (1841, fig. on p. 29 [verso upper middle]).
  • Published online in 2010 on the Griffith Institute website: 'Watercolours of Egypt made by Hector Horeau in 1838, now in the Archive of the Griffith Institute' (

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