Item Horeau MSS 47 - Hector Horeau Watercolour - Philae

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Horeau MSS 47


Hector Horeau Watercolour - Philae


  • 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 sketches of details of six columns from the Hathor temple at Philae, with faint details of the Hathor face and intricate painted details of the capitals. In between the columns on the right side of the paper is a faint pencil sketch of a column structure. In the centre of the page is a small handwritten note and then numbers written next to each capital: 'CHAPITEAUX du TEMPLE d'HATOR PHÏÆ 1er au Nord, 2e, 4e, 3e, 5e, 6e au Sud'. On the mount is another handwritten note: 'CHAPITEAUX. TEMPLE D'ATHOR Ile de Philae'.

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Property of the Griffith Institute. No restrictions.

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Copyright Griffith Institute, Oxford.

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  • 35.9 by 45.6 cm

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