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Kheops Pyramid

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Giza (photographed)
    Egypt (photographed)

  • Date:

    ca. 1910s (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the V&A, acquired with the generous assistance of the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Art Fund

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case XRG, shelf 844

Physical description

Autochrome depicting the Great Pyramid at Giza, with a group of figures in the foreground and a camel. Two glass plates sandwiched together to protect the autochrome emulsion layer, taped at the edges.

Place of Origin

Giza (photographed)
Egypt (photographed)


ca. 1910s (photographed)


Messinger Murdoch, Helen, born 1862 - died 1956 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Inv 11242'
Handwritten in pencil on the top right side of the tape surrounding the plate.

Handwritten in ink on a white sticker on the of the top right of the plate.


Height: 82 mm, Width: 102 mm, Depth: 3 mm

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Kheops Pyramid', Giza, Egypt, autochrome, ca. 1910s




Autochrome; Photography


Photographs; Monuments; The Royal Photographic Society


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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