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photograph - The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, Giza

The Sphinx and the Great Pyramid, Giza

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (photographed)
    Giza (photographed)

  • Date:

    late 19th century (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    albumen print

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A mounted albumen print showing a topographical view of Cairo, Egypt

Place of Origin

Egypt (photographed)
Giza (photographed)


late 19th century (photographed)


Unknown (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

albumen print

Marks and inscriptions

أبو الهول

Object history note

This photograph is part of a group of topographical photographs bought by the museum from Messrs E. Parsons & Sons in 1897, which, according to departmental records, formerly belonged to Dr. J.H. Middleton. It Is likely that the Dr. J.H. Middleton referred to is Dr.John Henry Middleton, who was Director of the art collections at the South Kensington Museum from 1892 until his death in 1896, and who travelled widely in the 1870's and 1880's.

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Photograph by unknown photographer, showing the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid of Giza. Giza, Egypt, albumen print, late 19th century




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