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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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item
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

The enclosure of Ptah (probably the temple to the cult of Ramses II in 'the domain of Ptah'), chief deity of the Memphite region, was one of the largest temple complexes in Egypt, but little remains within it except an embalming house for the apis bull dating to the 26th dynasty, a toppled colossal statue of Ramses II, and the Alabaster Sphinx. "Th...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"In a departure from tradition, most kings of the 18th Dynasty were buried not in pyramid complexes but in tombs tunneled deep into the limestone cliffs flanking a wadi in Thebes known as the Valley of the Kings (Bībān al-Mulūk). Their mortuary temples were separate from the tombs and located on the plain." [Freed R.E., markowitz Y.J., D'auria S.H....

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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item
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"This relief from the Temple of Luxor was carved during Ramses II's reign. But traces of a relief belonging to the reign of the pharaoh Ay can also be made out, indicating that Ramses recarved the earlier work, surimposing his own. From the surviving welter of faint lines on the wall usurped by Ramses, the Epigraphic Survey has been able to reconst...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"This magnificent statue, a traditional portrayal of kingship, shows a trim, youthful King Tutankhamen seated upon the throne, wearing the standard royal costume: a kilt, a nemes headdress, and a ceremonial royal beard. In his right hand he holds a folded kerchief. A bull's tail, symbol of physical power, hangs between his legs." [Freed R., Markowi...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The mastaba of Ptahhotep, northwest of the Step Pyramid, is a funerary complex built for two Ptahhoteps and an Akhihotep. Ptahhotep ('Ptah is happy') was one of the greatest noblemen of late Fifth Dynasty. The relief sculpted in the fourth register of this panorama shows a hunt in the desert. It surprises the viewer with its dynamism. The fighting...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
Level:
item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Nile river flooded every summer, depositing fertile soil on the fields. Its flow is disturbed at several points by cataracts, which are sections of faster-flowing water with many small islands, shallow water, and rocks, forming an obstacle to navigation by boats. While most Egyptians still live in the Nile valley, the construction of the Aswan...

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1961
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Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The Coptic Museum, built in 1938, is housed in a picturesque modern building, surrounding several courts, to which great character is given by the beautiful old meshrabiya windows and ceilings." [Russell D., 1963: Medieval Cairo and the Monasteries of the Wādi Natrūn. Weidenfeld and Nicolson]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was work...

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Creators:
Anacostia Museum
Dates:
circa 1990
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item
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1 Video recording (VHS)
Collection ID:
ACMA.03-026
Repository:
Anacostia Community Museum Archives

To a group of children, a woman told stories about inventors, including Benjamin Banneker, Norbert Rillieux, Elijah McCoy, Lewis Latimer, and Madame CJ Walker.

Event. Related to exhibition 'The Real McCoy: Afro-American Invention and Innovation 1619-1930.' Transcribed from physical asset: 'Eraka.' Undated.

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Creators:
Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1947
Level:
item
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1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.)
1 Lantern slide (b&w, 4 1/4 x 3 1/4 inches.)
2 Photographic prints (b&w, 34 x 27 cm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"The six primary cataracts of the Nile are shallow stretches between Aswan and Khartoum where the water's surface is broken by numerous small boulders and stones lying on the river bed, as well as many small rocky islets. In some places, these stretches are punctuated by whitewater and are perhaps well characterized as rapids, while in others the w...

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Elisofon, Eliot
Dates:
1965
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item
Size:
1 Negatives (photographic) (b&w, 35mm.)
Collection ID:
EEPA.1973-001
Repository:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art

"Due to a shared cultural background, common social and economic conditions and inherited building materials and techniques, slight variations distinguish the character of the majority of villages in the various regions of Egypt (Nubian villages in the south are an exception). The main vernacular types of building found in rural areas are houses of...

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