Horeau MSS 37.2
- 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 and drawing of a plan and detailed section of the small temple at Abu Simbel, including a separate drawing at the top left of the statue of the goddess Hathor in bovine form protecting the king between two Hathor-headed pillars (41). In the centre is a handwritten note: 'PLAN ET COUPE DU TEMPLE D'HATOR A IBSAMBOUL', and at the bottom of the watercolour is another note: 'NUBIE.R.E', '1838 18 mai'. On the mount is a handwritten note: 'Temple de Vénus Athor à Ibsamboul'.
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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.
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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.
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- 24.5 by 34 cm
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- Published in Porter and Moss vii.111; vii.116.
- Reproduced in the publication Panorama d'Égypte et de Nubie (1841, figs. on p. 33 [verso upper and verso lower 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' (http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/4horeau_intro.html).
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