Nilo, Museo Vaticano

James Andersonabout 1880–1890

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

Statue of a reclining male figure wearing only a fig leave. There are dozens of nude child figures climbing all over the male figure. Some of the children are playing with an alligator while others are climbing over a small sculpture of the Sphynx.


  • Title: Nilo, Museo Vaticano
  • Creator: James Anderson
  • Date Created: about 1880–1890
  • Location Created: Vatican City
  • Physical Dimensions: 19.8 × 25.7 cm (7 13/16 × 10 1/8 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XP.709.757
  • Culture: British
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Possibly James Anderson (British, 1813 - 1877)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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