Magic Lantern Slide: The lion of Babylon, statue in basalt

Description
This photograph by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows the statue of a a lion at the historic site of Babylon. The name of the soldier in the image is not recorded but is likely one of Rowden’s military friends. Rowden was in Mesopotamia during the First World War and was not sent home until 1919 or 1920. He visited several archaeological and historical sites and photographed them to record his experiences.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/1021
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: The lion of Babylon, statue in basalt
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: The lion of Babylon, statue in basalt
Production Person Surname
Rowden
Production Person Initials
A.O.
Production Country
United Kingdom
Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Production Date
1920
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'V.603 Lion of Babylon' on top edge; handwritten 'The lion of Babylon. Statue in basalt. / A.O. Rowden / S.C.P. 603' on masking strips
Family Group

Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-05-08 09:13:48
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:52

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