Photograph

1911
Not currently on display at the V&A

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A mounted black and white topographical photograph of the corner of an interior wall in the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, illustrating a shallow pilaster with two carved bas-relief masks. under an ovolo moulded string course. At the base of the pilaster is the upper section of an arched entry filled-in with rubble.


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Brief Description
Photograph by Gertrude Bell of the south wall with two carved masks in the ruins of the the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, ca. 1911.
Physical Description
A mounted black and white topographical photograph of the corner of an interior wall in the ruins of the Great Iwan at Hatra, Iraq, illustrating a shallow pilaster with two carved bas-relief masks. under an ovolo moulded string course. At the base of the pilaster is the upper section of an arched entry filled-in with rubble.
Object history
The 1912 entry in the Museum Ledger records the following description: 'Hatra (Northern Mesopotamia): North liwan, south side [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.
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1653-1912

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record createdAugust 15, 2013
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