Fragments of the Great Colossi, at the Memnonium.
London, Published F. G. Moon, 20 Threadneedle Street, March 1st. 1847.
Tinted lithograph. , printed area 345 x 510mm.
A view of the Osiride pillars and Great Fallen Colossus at the Memnonium, the mortuary temple built by Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Begun early in his reign, it took twenty years to complete. It was described by Diodorus as the 'tomb of Ozymandia' which inspired the famous verse by Shelley. Diodorus also mentions a 'sacred library' at the temple. From the majestic folio edition of 'Egypt & Nubia: from drawings made on the spot' by David Roberts (1796 - 1864), lithographed by Louis Haghe.
Abbey Travel 272.
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