View of the ruins of a section of an ancient Egyptian temple, possibly a doorway. This view looks toward two pilaster-like columns that had been carved with lotus and papyrus symbols. The stump of a fluted column can be seen in the foreground. A double view intended for stereoscope use, mounted within a book.


  • Title: Karnac, Thebes (Main View)
  • Creator: Francis Frith
  • Date Created: 1859–1860
  • Location Created: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: 7.2 × 14.4 cm (2 13/16 × 5 11/16 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tinted albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XB.1346.39
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Francis Frith (English, 1822 - 1898)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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