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Photograph

1911
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A mounted black and white topographical photograph of the left-hand detail of the large lintel in the ruins of the Great Iwan of Hatra. The carved stone depicts a lion-griffin flanking a lotus issuing from a vase at the entrance to Room 10.


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Brief Description
Photograph by Gertrude Bell of a detail of the great lintel with a lion-griffin flanking a vase with a lotus in Room 10 in the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq. ca. 1911.
Physical Description
A mounted black and white topographical photograph of the left-hand detail of the large lintel in the ruins of the Great Iwan of Hatra. The carved stone depicts a lion-griffin flanking a lotus issuing from a vase at the entrance to Room 10.
Object history
The 1912 entry in the Museum Ledger records the following description: 'Hatra (Northern Mesopotamia): Lintel of room 10 [Date c. I-II centy. A.D.]'. This photograph is part of a set of forty-two prints (1626 to 1667-1912) presented by Gertrude Lowthian Bell, the photographer.
Collection
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1651-1912

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record createdAugust 15, 2013
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