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Plate 148 Wady Maharraka Nubia - David Roberts
  • Plate 148 Wady Maharraka Nubia - David Roberts

    A depiction of the ruins of Maharrak, Nubia. This temple of Maharraka, like many others, was still unfinished at the time it was converted to a church during the spread of early Christianity in Nubia. At the time of David Robert's visit it had been badly damaged by earthquakes but was still standing. It was later moved above Lake Nasser and reconstructed.


    The drawings and watercolours from this tour of the Holy Land and Egypt by Roberts were collated together into folios and released over a seven year period (1842-1849) by the publisher F.G. Moon from 20 Threadneedle Street London. This lithograph is from the Royal Subscription Edition (1842-1849) with only 500 copies produced per depiction.


    Medium: Original Royal Subscription Edition by Louis Haghe, half-plate hand-coloured lithograph on thick woven paper.


    Half Plate 148.


    Inscribed lower left 'Wady Maharraka Nubia, Nov 14th 1838', 25.5 x 32 cm, mounted.

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