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Happening to possess several Egyptian antiquities, wrought in variously coloured materials, such as granite, serpentine, porphyry, and basalt, of which neither the hue nor the workmanship would have well accorded with those of my Greek statues, chiefly executed in white marble alone, I thought it best to segregate these former, and place them in a separate room, of which the decoration should, in its character, bear some analogy to that of its contents.

Image ID: 102513

Happening to possess several Egyptian antiquities, wrought in variously coloured materials, such as granite, serpentine,... (1807)

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:  Happening to possess several Egyptian antiquities, wrought in variously coloured materials, such as granite, serpentine, porphyry, and basalt, of which neither the hue nor the workmanship would have well accorded with those of my Greek statues, chiefly executed in white marble alone, I thought it best to segregate these former, and place them in a separate room, of which the decoration should, in its character, bear some analogy to that of its contents.

Creator

: Hope, Thomas, 1770?-1831 -- Artist

Additional Name(s)

: Hope, Thomas, 1770?-1831 -- Author

Medium

: Engravings

Item/Page/Plate

: Pl. 8

Source

: Household furniture and interior decoration, executed from designs by Thomas Hope.

Source Description

: [6] 53 [1] p. 60 plates. 29 cm. [pages 49 x 29 cm.]

Location

: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Art and Architecture Collection, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

Catalog Call Number

: MLO++ (Hope, T. Household furniture and interior decoration)

Digital ID

: 102513

Record ID

: 172504

Digital Item Published

: 2-3-2004; updated 3-25-2011

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