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Ancient Display: Artifacts from the Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza!
Giza, Egypt, 2500 B.C.. 11" x 13". "(1) Stereograph view of the Sphinx and Great Pyramid at Giza: two almost identical photographs, side by side. When viewed through a stereoscope, the photograph appeared three-dimensional.(2) Piece of construction material of the Sphinx, a shell weathered out of the limestone.(3) Mortar from between the blocks of the Great Pyramid at Giza.Attractively matted and ornately displayed in a specially constructed 11? x 13? x 1.25? showcase with a 6? x 1.5? metal plaque: ?Genuine piece of mortar from the Great Pyramid at / Giza & Piece of Sphinx construction material ?" a shell / Both obtained in the 19th century but date from 2,500 B.C. / Included is a 100-yrar-old photograph picturing these great wonders?Provenance. Color photocopies of a pictorial 2.25? x 4? business card of the ?Mena House Hotel / Pyramids, Cairo,? upon which was penned ?Pieces of the Sphynx / fallen from the / head (at the back) / upon a ledge / in the neck / March 11 [18] 95? and a sheet of 6? x 2.25? paper upon which was penciled ?Mortar from between / Stones of Pyramid of Giza.? Ex-Ancient Resource, LLC; Ex Dudley Short collection, late 19th Century."
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