Horeau MSS 47
- 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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- Published in Porter and Moss vi.251A.
- 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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