Photographs

R_012

Album R 1911 - Iraq, Turkey

Date taken: April 1911
Photographer: Gertrude Bell
Location: Hatra - Iraq
Modern location: Hadr, Al (Hatra)
Size: 10.8/16.7
Condition: Good
Subject date: Early Parthian
Description: Hatra S liwan [Palace - S Liwan - detail of interior wall with one sculptured head (two of set of three are missing) on pilaster and projecting moulding. "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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