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C.G. Fountaine 
Temple of Gertasse [Qertassi], Nubia 
[Photographic views taken in Egypt and Greece by C. G. Fontaine] 
1862 
  
Albumen print 
24.6 x 33.9 cm (image) 
  
The Royal Collection 
RCIN 2081561 
  
 
LL/93226 
  
View of the Roman kiosk of Qertassi with its four slender papyrus columns and two Hathor columns where the goddess is typically depicted with human face with bovine ears. The monument is an unfinished small structure, which was perhaps originally part of a larger complex. It used to stand at the entrance to the sandstone quarries of Qertassi before being moved to the site of New Kalabsha.
 
Acquired by King Edward VII when Prince of Wales 
 

 
  
 
  
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