Magic Lantern Slide: Tomb of Sitta Zubayda

Description
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.
Accession Loan No.
45/1960/95/866
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Common Name
Magic Lantern Slide: Tomb of Sitta Zubayda
Simple Name
slide
Full Name
Lantern Slide: Tomb of Sitta Zubayda
Dimensions
whole width 83 mm; whole H 83 mm; whole TH 2.5 mm
Production Person Surname
Rowden
Production Person Initials
A.O.
Period Classification
World War I (1914-1918); Inter War (1918-1939)
Production Date
1920
Production Country
United Kingdom
Production Area Region
North
Production Continent
Europe
Family Group

Material
glass; paper; photographic emulsion
Inscription / Transcription
handwritten 'M 184' on top edge; handwritten '184' on masking strip; handwritten 'S.C.P. Pag.' on bottom binding strip

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