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Title
Attaque d'une place
Collection

Wallach Division Picture Collection

Army -- Ancient

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1880 - 1883
Library locations
The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection
Shelf locator: PC ARMY-Anc
Topics
Armies -- To 499
Chariots -- To 499
Armies -- Egyptian -- To 499
Soldiers -- Egyptian -- To 499
Bows (Weapons) -- To 499
Fighting -- To 499
Ramses II, King of Egypt
Genres
Reproductions
Notes
Original version: "Bas-relief d'lbsamboul."--printed on border.
Source note: La vie privée des anciens : dessins d'après les monuments antiques par Cl. Sauvageot. (Paris : Morel, 1880-1883) Ménard, René Joseph, Author.
Physical Description
Line photoengravings
Extent: 9 x 19 cm (3 1/2 x 7 1/4 in.)
Description
“Attack on a (fortified) place, from Abu Simbel”. This is an example of an iconic scene which Egyptian pharaohs had sculpted and painted on and in their temples and tombs, the king victorious in war over foreign enemies. In this case the Pharaoh is Ramses II. The king stands in his chariot, firing volleys of arrows from his bow and filling the defenders of the enemy city with arrows. The rest of the monarch’s chariot force follows behind, taking courage from their l master, while a royal vulture, symbol of protection and victory, flies overhead. Even the man fleeing with his cattle in the lower left corner will be captured or killed, hinting at the spoils won by successful conquest. This is a symbolic scene as much as a depiction of any specific event, standing for the ascendancy of Pharaoh, and the righteousness he represents, over Egypt’s enemies.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b17691926
Barcode: 33333159417688
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e8e3b380-c536-012f-0c5b-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Issued (Approximate)
  • 2014: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

MLA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Attaque d'une place" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1880 - 1883. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-095c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Attaque d'une place" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 27, 2021. https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-095c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. (1880 - 1883). Attaque d'une place Retrieved from https://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e1-095c-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Attaque d'une place