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Cane

  • Place of origin:

    Egypt (made)

  • Date:

    1864 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bamboo, etched.

  • Museum number:

    693-1869

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Bamboo cane etched with registers, each consisting of a different scene including buildings, houses, and trees. Each register is accompanied by an Arabic inscription included: “Jami’ al-Qal’a” (Mosque of Mohammad Ali at the Citadel of Salahdin, Cairo); “Ra’s al-Tin” (Palace of Mohammad Ali in Alexandria); “Masalat Fir’un” (Obelisk of the Pharaoh); and the signiature of “Hasan Fahmi”. Egypt, dated 1281H./1864.

Place of Origin

Egypt (made)

Date

1864 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Bamboo, etched.

Dimensions

Length: 95.8 cm, Width: 3.5 cm

Object history note

Original Register No. record description states: "Bamboo cane ornamented with designs of buildings scratched on the surface. Paris Exhibition 1867. Egypt, 19th century."
Date of receipt: 1/1/1868
How acquired: Given by the Eygptian Commission

Descriptive line

Bamboo cane etched with registers, each consisting of a different scene including buildings, houses, and trees and Arabic inscriptions. Egypt, 1281H./1864.

Materials

Bamboo

Techniques

Etched

Collection

Middle East Section

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