Magic Lantern Slide: Tomb of Sitta Zubayda

This slide by Alfred Oliver Rowden shows a mausoleum of a very distinctive shape. It appears to be the tomb constructed by twelfth century Caliph al-Nasir for his mother, Sitta Zubayda. The unusual shaped dome is cone shaped, known as a muqarnas dome, a popular style at the time it was built. It is located in Baghdad, part of an extensive cemetery. The slide is part of a set of photographs taken by Rowden when he was in Mesopotamia during the First World War. He photographed daily scenes like this to record his experiences.
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Lantern Slide: Tomb of Sitta Zubayda
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Magic Lantern Slide: Tomb of Sitta Zubayda
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United Kingdom
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
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Social and industrial history
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handwritten 'M 184' on top edge; handwritten '184' on masking strip; handwritten 'S.C.P. Pag.' on bottom binding strip
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whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Created At
2017-03-06 11:49:40
Updated At
2020-01-28 11:44:50

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