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Photograph - Monolith, portion of the carving on the West side
  • Monolith, portion of the carving on the West side
    Salvin, Osbert, born 1835 - died 1898
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Monolith, portion of the carving on the West side

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Honduras (Copan is close to the border of Guatemala in western Honduras, photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1861 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Salvin, Osbert, born 1835 - died 1898 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stereoscopic photograph

  • Museum number:

    41241

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 546

Physical description

Stereoscopic photograph entitled 'Monolith, portion of the carving on the West side (No. 15)' as part of a series depicting the ruins at Copan, Honduras. Mounted on yellow card and lettered with title, the monolith's dimensions, and the number in the series.

Place of Origin

Honduras (Copan is close to the border of Guatemala in western Honduras, photographed)

Date

ca. 1861 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Salvin, Osbert, born 1835 - died 1898 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Stereoscopic photograph

Dimensions

Height: 8.4 cm Size of card, Width: 17.5 cm

Descriptive line

Stereoscopic photograph by Osbert Salvin entitled 'Monolith, portion of the carving on the West side (No. 15)' showing part of the ruins at Copan, Honduras, Central America, ca. 1861.

Materials

Card

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Ruins; Stones; Stereoscopes; Monuments; Mayan; Stereograph

Categories

Photographs; Archaeology

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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