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Photograph
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    Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian, born 1868 - died 1926
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Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Iraq (photographed)
    Hatra (photographed)

  • Date:

    1911

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian, born 1868 - died 1926 (photographer)

  • Museum number:

    1651-1912

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

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.

Place of Origin

Iraq (photographed)
Hatra (photographed)

Date

1911

Artist/maker

Bell, Gertrude Margaret Lowthian, born 1868 - died 1926 (photographer)

Object history note

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.

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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.

Categories

Photographs; Topography; Archaeology; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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