Date of Printing: 1851 • Medium: Engraving (B&W) • Subject Category: Social & Historical Settings • Signed: Plate signed, Lower Left • Period Created: Antiquity ( - 299) • Plate Size HxWxD cm: 21 x 26 • Leaf Paper Size HxW cm: 23.7 x 29.1 • Style: Original Vintage • Print on Verso: Blank on verso • Condition: Good, with slight foxing • Edition Type: Limited Edition • Paper Type: Unbleached Cotton Rag • Framed: Print only
From "Iconographic Encyclopeadia of Science, Literature, and Art", published 1851. G. Heck, artist. Henry Winkles, sculp. Beautiful, classic Egyptian print created during the Egyptian revival during the 1850s. The center square of the print shows some sort of ritual with musicians at a temple, that features two sphynxes. Two Ibis birds stand at the front. This is surrounded by various Egyptian gods and figures, plus other designs, such as the snake god Uraeus.
Some slight foxing on edges, but in overall good condition. Small, tiny tear on paper lower right. Does not affect the matting of the print and should not be visible if matted.