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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:

    1653-1912

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A mounted black and white topographical photograph of the corner of an interior wall in the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, illustrating a shallow pilaster with two carved bas-relief masks. under an ovolo moulded string course. At the base of the pilaster is the upper section of an arched entry filled-in with rubble.

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): North liwan, south side [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 the south wall with two carved masks in the ruins of the the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, ca. 1911.

Categories

Photographs; Topography; Archaeology; Architecture

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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