The Mosque: the ceremonies and the Ka'ba

Photograph
1881 (photographed)
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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 512M
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

View of the Mosque at Mecca: the ceremonies around the Ka'ba.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
albumen print
Brief Description
Bey, Sadic. Mecca (Arabia). The Mosque: the ceremonies and the Kaaba. Ca. 1880, albumen print, panorama
Physical Description
View of the Mosque at Mecca: the ceremonies around the Ka'ba.
Dimensions
  • Height: 157mm (Note: approx.)
  • Width: 537mm (Note: approx.)
  • Original mount height: 242mm
  • Original mount width: 615mm
Credit line
Presented by Lady Palmer
Object history
Lady Palmer was the widow of Sir Elwin Mitford Palmer, KCB, KCMG, Governor of the National Bank of Egypt around 1900. The photographs were given to Sir Elvin Palmer when he lived in Cairo. He moved to Egypt in 1855 and died there in 1906. Lady Palmer was a great niece of Julia Margaret Cameron.
Subject depicted
Place Depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Venetia Porter, ed. Hajj. Journey to the heart of Islam London: British Museum, 2012. ISBN: 978-0-7141-1176-6.
Collection
Accession Number
2135-1924

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record createdJune 30, 2009
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