Length of furnishing fabric: Monuments of Egypt

Les Monuments d'Egypte

French
about 1808
Christophe-Philippe Oberkampf (1738–1815), After Louis-Francois Cassas (French (18th century))


Object Place: Jouy-en-Josas, France

Dimensions

95 x 249 cm (37 3/8 x 98 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1973.102

Medium or Technique

Cotton; roller-printed in brown

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Cotton, copperplate printed in brown. One selvedge, some tears. Design shows pyramids, obelisks, fortresses, pylons, sphinxes, camels and Egyptian figures dressed as philosophers against a ground of squares. “Derived from plates in the Description de l’Egypte commissioned in 1809 by the emperor from the French Instite at Cairo” (in Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Stanford Calderwood