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Group portrait in front of 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 a group portrait in front of the Great Pyramid at Giza, the group consists of two women on camelback and three men. 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 11239'
Handwritten in pencil on the top right side of the tape surrounding the plate.


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

Descriptive line

Photograph by Helen Messinger Murdoch, 'Group portrait in front of pyramid', Giza, Egypt, autochrome, ca. 1910s




Autochrome; Photography


Photographs; Monuments; Portraits; The Royal Photographic Society


Royal Photographic Society Collection

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