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Reliefs carved in one of the side rooms of the small temple

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Antique print. Reliefs carved in one of the side rooms of the small temple
Reliefs carved in one of the side rooms of the small temple
US$125.00

Reliefs carved in one of the side rooms of the small temple

Thebes, Karnak
Bas-reliefs sculpte dans l'une des salles laterales du petit temple du sud

Size: 71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)
Date: The first volumes of engravings were presented to Napoleon in 1808.
Condition: Excellent. A few foxing dots.
This stunning engraving is from "Description de l'Egypte" which contained the largest engravings ever made. In 1798 Napoleon commissioned a vast expedition of the finest scholars,scientists and artists to accompany his army on his campaign to conquer Egypt. Their mission was to study all aspects of Egypt and document their findings, which resulted in 16 massive volumes. The beauty of engravings, and their very large size makes Description de l'Égypte an exceptional work.

In 2016, Sothebys of London sold a full set of Description de l'Egypte for GBP 320,750 (US $442,000). Here is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of these rare, beautiful and important antique engravings.

Style
Date Made1800-1849
Paper Size71 x 54 cm (28 x 21 inches)
ShapePortrait
Main ColorBlack/White
Size CategoryGreater than 51cm [20 inches]