Gizeh. Tomb 24. Sepulchral Chamber No. 2b in the Royal Museum, Berliln.

BINION, Samuel Augustus

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Place Published: Buffalo, NY
Publisher: American Polytechnic Company
Date Published: 1887

Description: Color lithograph. Image measures 12" x 18". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Sheet measures 21" x 27 1/4". Plate XV.

Comments: This graphic color lithograph depicts a portion of the tomb of Prince Merab, or Merhat, the son of the builder of the Great Pyramid, King Khufu. Published in 1887, the print represents in detail the sculptural and painted images and hieroglyphics adorning the walls of the tomb, which is now housed in the Royal Museum in Berlin. The two largest figures facing the left are Prince Merab and his mother. In the middle of the print are a number of stands, and on the right a scene of Prince Merab with his servants. This print is from a limited edition of Binion's "Ancient Egypt or Mizraim," Vol. II, considered a landmark of American chromolithography. This print is vibrantly colored and in very good condition. There are some stains on the outside margins, but they do not affect the quality of the image. Samuel Augustus Binion (1853-1914) was a Polish author, traveler, and translator. With "Ancient Egypt," he sought to present Egyptian history, art, and architecture in a thorough manner. He intended the size of the work to be sumptuous enough to allow for the faithful depiction of buildings, ornamentation, hieroglyphics, and decorations in their original colors, yet still manageable for use in both private and public libraries.

Edition: Limited
Language: English
Type: Prints

Book ID: 232543


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Dear Mr. Hample, Just a short note to confirm receipt of the book and my absolute satisfaction with it. I am in the process of building a library of books from the interwar period to document and understand the events as seen by contemporaries as very often knowledge of what happened afterwards colours the views of historians. I am mainly focussed on Italian matters but books describing current events in other countries such as Germany, UK, France, Spain, Japan and the US are of interest to me. If you have a catalogue or can indicate to me any other books that you think could interest me, I would be very gratefll.Thank you in advance and best regards. - Massimo C.
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