Sunday, April 5, 2015

Colossos of Memnon (1857)

Jean-Léon Gérôme: Colossos of Memnon

This is one of a pair of massive statues built by ancient Egyptians in honor of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. A modern photo is below. Gérôme's painting appears to be of the one on the right.

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