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Door of an Arab House

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    Cairo (This is the historic house where photographer Gustave Le Gray lived in Cairo in the late 1870s, early 1880s, photographed)
    Egypt (photographed)
    Cairo (photographed)

  • Date:

    1887-1908 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)
    Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Platinotype

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased from Mr. Somers Clarke, 11 June 1896

  • Museum number:

    PH.1389-1896

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A mounted sepia-coloured photograph of an ornately carved door, part of a stone building. A man with turban and vessal sits in front of it.

Place of Origin

Cairo (This is the historic house where photographer Gustave Le Gray lived in Cairo in the late 1870s, early 1880s, photographed)
Egypt (photographed)
Cairo (photographed)

Date

1887-1908 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)
Lekegian, Gabriel (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Platinotype

Object history note

This was originally part of a group of 35 photographs catalogued as 'Saracenic art', and bought from the architect Mr. Somers Clarke for £4 in 1896.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Lekegian & Co., captioned 'Porte d'une maison arabe - Door of an Arab house'. Cairo, Egypt, platinotype, 1887-1908

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Subject; Vessels; Doors

Categories

Photographs; Architecture; Topography; Archaeology; Historic Cairo

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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