Carved lintel and jamb from the door frame to Room 5 in the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq

Photograph
1911
Not currently on display at the V&A

Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

A mounted black and white topographical photograph with a detail of a carved lintel and jamb from the entrance to Room 5 in the ruins of the Grat Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, surrounded by rubble. The jambs with vertical bands of continuous foliate scrollwork and vines and the lintel with hexagonal foliate stars.


object details
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Brief Description
Photograph by Gertrude Bell of the carved lintel and jamb from the interior doorway to Room 5 at the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, ca. 1911.
Physical Description
A mounted black and white topographical photograph with a detail of a carved lintel and jamb from the entrance to Room 5 in the ruins of the Grat Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, surrounded by rubble. The jambs with vertical bands of continuous foliate scrollwork and vines and the lintel with hexagonal foliate stars.
Object history
The 1912 entry in the Museum Ledger records the following description: 'Hatra (Northern Mesopotamia): Doorway, room 5 [Date c. I-II centy. A.D.]'. This photograph is part of a set of forty-two prints (1626 to 1667-1912) presented by Gertrude Lowthian Bell, the photographer.
Collection
Accession Number
1645-1912

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record createdAugust 15, 2013
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