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Creator:
Giovanni Battista Borra, 1713–1770, Italian
Title:

Plans and Views of Two Pyramids, One Cephron's at Giza

Additional Title(s):

Pyramid of Chefren

Date:
ca. 1750
Medium:
Gray wash with black and brown ink over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/4 x 14 13/16 inches (54 x 37.6 cm) and Image: 12 3/8 x 8 1/16 inches (31.4 x 20.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, upper left: "116 | S"; in brown ink, upper left: "CVI."; within image: labels A-R; in black ink, within image: scale; in graphite, lower center: "Pyramids to the south on the plain of Mummus(?)."; in black ink, on back, upper center: 62"

watermark: Strasburg bend and lily with "WR" [Wendelin Riehel of Basle] in monogram (Churchill 408)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.974
Classification:
Drawing & Watercolors-Architectural
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject | cross section | elevation (drawing) | pyramids (tombs) | scale (rule)
Associated Places:
Egypt | Frontier | Giza Necropolis | Matruh | Pyramid of Khafre
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27052
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