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R_010

Album R 1911 - Iraq, Turkey

Date taken: April 1911
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Hatra - Iraq
Modern location: Hadr, Al (Hatra)
Size: 11.5/9.4
Condition: Good
Subject date: Early Parthian
Description: Hatra S liwan [Palace - S Liwan - detail of interior wall with two sculptured heads (one of set of three is missing) on pilaster. "And more curious still, high up on the walls in the interior of the halls they set huge human heads in groups of three, and these too are sometimes dimly classical, a Medusa head, a bearded river god; and sometimes they are wild and staring masks, scarcely human."]

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