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Elevation of a Town Mansion

Designer:
Giuseppe Barberi, Italian, 1746–1809  Search this
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, brush and brown wash on lined off-white laid paper
Type:
architecture
Drawing
Object Name:
Drawing
Made in:
Rome, Italy
Date:
ca. 1793-1794
Credit Line:
Museum purchase through gift of various donors and from Eleanor G. Hewitt Fund
Accession Number:
1938-88-1058
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum Collection
Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq4fd60c917-7ddd-44fe-86f2-6a037df7aecd
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Sidewall

Medium:
Glazed
Type:
Wallcoverings
Sidewall
Possibly made in:
USA
Date:
ca. 1840–50
Credit Line:
Gift of Eleanor and Sarah Hewitt
Accession Number:
1931-45-105
Restrictions & Rights:
CC0
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Wallcoverings Department
Data Source:
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/kq49f5d05cf-28dd-4468-ab66-66d7a6e5cbdd
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In Ancient Florida, the Calusa Built an Empire Out of Shells and Fish

Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine  Search this
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:30:30 +0000
Topic:
Custom RSS  Search this
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Smithsonian Article Database
Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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Jacques Seligmann & Co. records, 1904-1978, bulk 1913-1974

Creator:
Jacques Seligmann & Co.  Search this
Subject:
Waegen, Rolf Hans  Search this
Glaenzer, Eugene  Search this
de Hauke, César  Search this
Seligmann, Jacques  Search this
Seligmann, René  Search this
Parker, Theresa D.  Search this
Mackay, Clarence Hungerford  Search this
Liechtenstein, House of  Search this
Schiff, Mortimer L.  Search this
Haardt, Georges  Search this
La Fresnaye, Roger de  Search this
Seligman, Germain  Search this
Arenberg  Search this
Seligmann, Arnold  Search this
Trevor, Clyfford  Search this
MM. Jacques Seligmann & fils  Search this
Eugene Glaenzer & Co  Search this
Gersel  Search this
Germain Seligmann & Co  Search this
De Hauke & Co., Inc  Search this
Topic:
Art  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Art, European  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Art treasures in war  Search this
Art galleries, Commercial  Search this
Art, Renaissance  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA_CollID)9936
(DSI-AAA_SIRISBib)212486
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Theme:
The Art Market
Art Gallery Records
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_coll_212486
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The one remaining obelisk and colossi of Ramses II before the entrance pylon. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"It is easy to think of the entrance to the Egyptian temple in terms of the huge pylon gateways which are the most visible parts of temples to have survived. In reality, however, the pylons usually lay well within the domain of the gods, and the actual temple entrances included elements such as the landing quays, kiosks, gates and processional ways which preceded the temple's outer walls. The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. One of the obelisks and two of the statues were transported to Paris in the last century, but those that remain provide impressive examples of these monuments." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 6.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Temple of Amen. XVIII Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 6." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06902
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
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Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33982

The one remaining obelisk and colossi of Ramses II before the entrance pylon. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"It is easy to think of the entrance to the Egyptian temple in terms of the huge pylon gateways which are the most visible parts of temples to have survived. In reality, however, the pylons usually lay well within the domain of the gods, and the actual temple entrances included elements such as the landing quays, kiosks, gates and processional ways which preceded the temple's outer walls. The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. One of the obelisks and two of the statues were transported to Paris in the last century, but those that remain provide impressive examples of these monuments." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 5.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Temple of Amen. XVIII Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 5." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06903
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33983

The one remaining obelisk and colossi of Ramses II before the entrance pylon. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"It is easy to think of the entrance to the Egyptian temple in terms of the huge pylon gateways which are the most visible parts of temples to have survived. In reality, however, the pylons usually lay well within the domain of the gods, and the actual temple entrances included elements such as the landing quays, kiosks, gates and processional ways which preceded the temple's outer walls. The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. One of the obelisks and two of the statues were transported to Paris in the last century, but those that remain provide impressive examples of these monuments." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 4.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Temple of Amen. XVIII Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 4." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06904
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref33984

Wall decoration on the entrance pylon displaying narrative scene of Ramses II and the battle of Kadesh. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. The outer walls of the pylons were decorated in the time of Ramesses with a depiction of the Battle of Kadesh (1285 BC), and the inner walls of the gateway were added by the Nubian king Shabaka in the 25th century. In Egypt, detailed accounts of the great battle were inscribed in prose, poetry and narrative representations on the walls of many temples which Ramesses constructed throughout the land. These have survived at Abydos, Karnak, the Ramesseum, Luxor (three accounts), and in Nubia at Abu Simbel and at el-Derr." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 13.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Detail of east wall at Temple of Amen. XIX Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 13" The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06941
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref34021

Wall decoration on the entrance pylon displaying narrative scene of Ramses II and the battle of Kadesh. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. The outer walls of the pylons were decorated in the time of Ramesses with a depiction of the Battle of Kadesh (1285 BC), and the inner walls of the gateway were added by the Nubian king Shabaka in the 25th century. In Egypt, detailed accounts of the great battle were inscribed in prose, poetry and narrative representations on the walls of many temples which Ramesses constructed throughout the land. These have survived at Abydos, Karnak, the Ramesseum, Luxor (three accounts), and in Nubia at Abu Simbel and at el-Derr." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 14.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Detail of east wall at Temple of Amen. XIX Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 14" The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06965
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref34045

Wall decoration on the entrance pylon displaying narrative scene of Ramses II and the battle of Kadesh, Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. The outer walls of the pylons were decorated in the time of Ramesses with a depiction of the Battle of Kadesh (1285 BC), and the inner walls of the gateway were added by the Nubian king Shabaka in the 25th century. In Egypt, detailed accounts of the great battle were inscribed in prose, poetry and narrative representations on the walls of many temples which Ramesses constructed throughout the land. These have survived at Abydos, Karnak, the Ramesseum, Luxor (three accounts), and in Nubia at Abu Simbel and at el-Derr." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 7.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Relief of Rameses II in Temple of Amen. XIX Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 7" The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06966
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref34046

Wall decoration on the entrance pylon displaying narrative scene of Ramses II and the battle of Kadesh. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"The present entrance is through the pylon of Ramesses II, once fronted with six colossi of the king (two seated and four standing) and two obelisks. The outer walls of the pylons were decorated in the time of Ramesses with a depiction of the Battle of Kadesh (1285 BC), and the inner walls of the gateway were added by the Nubian king Shabaka in the 25th century. In Egypt, detailed accounts of the great battle were inscribed in prose, poetry and narrative representations on the walls of many temples which Ramesses constructed throughout the land. These have survived at Abydos, Karnak, the Ramesseum, Luxor (three accounts), and in Nubia at Abu Simbel and at el-Derr." [Wilkinson R., 2000: The Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt. Thames and Hudson]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 8.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Relief of Rameses II in Temple of Amen. XIX Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 8." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06967
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref34047

Seated colossus of Ramses II beside the entrance to the Eighteenth Dynasty colonnade in the Great Court of Ramses II. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"In the court's southern half, eleven colossal statues of the king stand between the columns in the ifrst rank, and two more colossal statues flank the entranceway to the Eighteenth Dynasty colonnade that lies beyond. Before Ramesses (Ramses) II added his obelisks, statues, pylon, and peristyle court to the front of Luxor Temple, this imposing colonnade was the first stone structured entered. Fully roofed, with fourteen gigantic columns supporting the stone slabs, the colonnade was almost completely darkened. Defacements made on the facade of the colonnade by agents of Akhenaten (Akhenaton) prove that Amenhotep III had laid its foundations and built its walls high enough to outline some of its decoration before his death. However, the colonnade was primarly decorated by Tutankhamun (Tutankhamen) and Ay, whose cartouches were subsequently erased by Haremhab (Horemheb) and recarved with its own name." [Lanny Bell, 1997: The New Kingdom 'Divine' Temple: The Example of Luxor. Temples of Ancient Egypt. Cornell University Press]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 10.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Main entrance of Temple of Amen with Rameses II colossus in front. XIX Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 10." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06998
See more items in:
Eliot Elisofon Field collection
Eliot Elisofon Field collection / Egypt
Archival Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-eepa-1973-001-ref34078

Seated colossus of Ramses II beside the entrance to the Eighteenth Dynasty colonnade in the Great Court of Ramses II. Luxor, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"In the court's southern half, eleven colossal statues of the king stand between the columns in the ifrst rank, and two more colossal statues flank the entranceway to the Eighteenth Dynasty colonnade that lies beyond. Before Ramesses (Ramses) II added his obelisks, statues, pylon, and peristyle court to the front of Luxor Temple, this imposing colonnade was the first stone structured entered. Fully roofed, with fourteen gigantic columns supporting the stone slabs, the colonnade was almost completely darkened. Defacements made on the facade of the colonnade by agents of Akhenaten (Akhenaton) prove that Amenhotep III had laid its foundations and built its walls high enough to outline some of its decoration before his death. However, the colonnade was primarly decorated by Tutankhamun (Tutankhamen) and Ay, whose cartouches were subsequently erased by Haremhab (Horemheb) and recarved with its own name." [Lanny Bell, 1997: The New Kingdom 'Divine' Temple: The Example of Luxor. Temples of Ancient Egypt. Cornell University Press]. "With the village of Karnak, Luxor (Al Uqsur) is on the site of ancient Thebes (capital of the New Kingdom). When Thebes declined, Luxor remained the more heavily populated part of the ancient city and grew into a modern market town." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-22, 9.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Luxor. Main entrance of Temple of Amen with Rameses II colossus in front. XIX Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-22, 9." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
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Collection Rights:
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Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 06999
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Hall with fluted columns leading to a small sanctuary for Anubis at the temple of Hatshepsut, Deir el-Bahri site. Necropolis of Thebes, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"In the northern part of the second court the hall is renowned for the reliefs on its back wall, which represent the imaginery scenes by which Hatshepsut tried to establish her descent from Amun (Amon) and thus her divine right to rule. The hall was extended later in Hatshepsut's reign by adding a small sanctuary for Anubis." [Haeny G., 1997: New Kingdom 'Mortuary Temples' and 'Mansions of Millions of Years'. Temples of Ancient Egypt. Cornell University Press]. "Ancient Thebes spanned the Nile River. The east bank is the site of modern Luxor and El Karnak, and was formerly the city of the living, with great temples and residences. On the west bank was the city of the dead, the "Necropolis of Thebes," containing the valleys of the royal tombs, royal mortuary temples, and the houses of priests and workers devoted to the dead." [The J.P.Getty Fund: Thesaurus of Geographic Names]. The photograph depicts the vestibule containing a small niche, above which "Thutmose III" is seen offering wine to the god Sokar. At the rear wall (west) of the vestibule, three steps lead to the Chapel of Anubis. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
Negative number 62235 C-23, 22.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 6 Egy. Egypt. Thebes. Chapel of Anubis at Deir-el-Bahri. XVIII Dyn. 3/1961. EE. neg.no. 62235 C-23, 22." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 07461
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Murals of the Dan, Man region, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Dan (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"The Dan usually cover the upper portions of their earthen walls with whitewash. Occasionally, however, they then cover this surface with various individual motifs. There are a few instances where subjects from daily life are identifiable. Supernatural beings are also frequently among the subjects. No rules of perspective are observed in the paintings; the figures float freely across the wall without concern for any relationship with the architecture." [Fischer E. and Himmelheber H., 1984: The Art of the Dan in West Africa. Museum Rietberg Zurich]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-50, 29.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Dan. Dan. Ivory Coast. House with polychrome painting. March 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-50, 29." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 05930
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Murals of the Dan, Man region, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Culture:
Dan (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives (photographic)
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"The Dan usually cover the upper portions of their earthen walls with whitewash. Occasionally, however, they then cover this surface with various individual motifs. There are a few instances where subjects from daily life are identifiable. Supernatural beings are also frequently among the subjects. No rules of perspective are observed in the paintings; the figures float freely across the wall without concern for any relationship with the architecture." [Fischer E. and Himmelheber H., 1984: The Art of the Dan in West Africa. Museum Rietberg Zurich]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
EENG-VIII-50, 30.
General:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
Typed index card reads, "T 2 Dan. Dan. Ivory Coast. House with polychrome painting. March 1971. EE. neg.no. VIII-50, 30." The card was written in 1977-79 by Archives staff using source provided by photographer.
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EENG 05931
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Murals of the Dan, Man region, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dan (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"The Dan usually cover the upper portions of their earthen walls with whitewash. Occasionally, however, they then cover this surface with various individual motifs. There are a few instances where subjects from daily life are identifiable. Supernatural beings are also frequently among the subjects. No rules of perspective are observed in the paintings; the figures float freely across the wall without concern for any relationship with the architecture." [Fischer E. and Himmelheber H., 1984: The Art of the Dan in West Africa. Museum Rietberg Zurich]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
T 2 DAN 1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
43
Frame value is 23.
Slide No. T 2 DAN 1 EE 71
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Monkeys  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 16560
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Murals of the Dan, Man region, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dan (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"The Dan usually cover the upper portions of their earthen walls with whitewash. Occasionally, however, they then cover this surface with various individual motifs. There are a few instances where subjects from daily life are identifiable. Supernatural beings are also frequently among the subjects. No rules of perspective are observed in the paintings; the figures float freely across the wall without concern for any relationship with the architecture." [Fischer E. and Himmelheber H., 1984: The Art of the Dan in West Africa. Museum Rietberg Zurich]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
T 2 DAN 1.1 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
43
Frame value is 24.
Slide No. T 2 DAN 1.1 EEE 71
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Monkeys  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 16561
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Murals of the Dan, Man region, Ivory Coast

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Culture:
Dan (African people)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Côte d'Ivoire
Date:
1971
Scope and Contents:
"The Dan usually cover the upper portions of their earthen walls with whitewash. Occasionally, however, they then cover this surface with various individual motifs. There are a few instances where subjects from daily life are identifiable. Supernatural beings are also frequently among the subjects. No rules of perspective are observed in the paintings; the figures float freely across the wall without concern for any relationship with the architecture." [Fischer E. and Himmelheber H., 1984: The Art of the Dan in West Africa. Museum Rietberg Zurich]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for Westinghouse Film and traveled to Africa from October 26, 1970 to end of March 1971.
Local Numbers:
T 2 DAN 2 EE 71
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
43
Frame value is 19.
Slide No. T 2 DAN 2 EE 71
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Vernacular architecture  Search this
Works of art in situ  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Animals in art -- Monkeys  Search this
Animals in art -- Leopards  Search this
Animals in art -- Snakes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 16562
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Eliot Elisofon Field collection
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Archival Repository:
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Wall decoration on back of first pylon at royal mortuary temple of Ramses III, Medinet Habu, Egypt

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot  Search this
Extent:
1 Slide (col.)
Type:
Archival materials
Slides
Color slides
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1961
Scope and Contents:
"The temple of Medinet Habu has two courts with a combination of papyrus columns and statue pillars. The rear hall of the court rises on a flat platform articulated by a cavetto. Broad, high pylons precede in front and, with their huge wall planes, clearly seal the sacred interior from the outside world." [Arnold D., 1999: Temples of the Last Pharaohs. Oxford University Press].. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was working on "The Nile" project and traveled to Africa from March 14, 1961 to March 31, 1961, visiting Egypt.
Local Numbers:
T 6 EGY 567 EE 61
General:
Title is provided by EEPA staff based on photographer's notes.
Local Note:
62235
Frame value is 22.
Slide No. T 6 EGY 567 EE 61
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original records requires an appointment. Contact Archives staff for more details.
Collection Rights:
Permission to reproduce images from the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives must be obtained in advance. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes  Search this
Monuments  Search this
Architecture -- Egypt  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Collection Citation:
Eliot Elisofon Field Collection, EEPA 1973-001, Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
EEPA.1973-001, Item EEPA EECL 18037
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Archival Repository:
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