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Suq al-Silah street, Cairo

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Cairo (photographed)
    Egypt (photographed)

  • Date:

    1887-1908 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)
    Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from Mr. Somers Clarke, 11 June 1896

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A mounted sepia-coloured photograph of the facade of a building in Cairo.

Place of Origin

Cairo (photographed)
Egypt (photographed)


1887-1908 (photographed)


Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)
Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

شارع سوق السلاح

Object history note

This was originally part of a group of 35 photographs catalogued as 'Saracenic art', and bought from the architect Mr. Somers Clarke for £4 in 1896.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Lekegian & Co. captioned 'Rue Sook el Silah'. Cairo, Egypt, platinotype, 1887-1908


Photographic paper

Subjects depicted

Mashrabiyya; Houses


Photographs; Architecture; Topography; Archaeology; Historic Cairo


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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