b1611. Side of a Temple with Reliefs
by Antonio Beato
Antique Albumen Photographic Print, ca. 1860's
Height of image: 8 in. x 10 inches.
Excellent condition, framed.
Antonio Beato (c.1825 -1903), was an early Italian photographer, noted for his views of the architecture and landscapes of Egypt which are among the earliest photographic records of many ancient sites. Beato went to Cairo in 1860 where he spent two years before moving to Luxor where he opened a photographic studio in 1862 and remained until his death. His photographs constitute an extremely valuable record of monuments that have since been defaced or destroyed.
Compare Excursions Along the Nile: The Photographic Discovery of Ancient Egypt. Santa Barbara Museum of Art.