3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

"Weaving, Egypt, c 1798."


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"Engravings by Delaunay after Conte and Cecile, showing the weaving of trimmings (1); braid or cord (2); woollen fabric (3); and belts (4). From 'Description de l'Egypte, ou Recueil des observations et des recherches qui ont ete faites en Egypte pendant l'Expedition de l'Armee Francaise', (Paris, 1809-1830). The book, ('Description of Egypt' in English), documents Napoleon's (1769-1821) military and scientific expedition to Egypt in 1798. Baron Dominique Vivant Denon (1747-1825) headed a group of the leading scholars, artists and scientists of the day who accompanied the expedition. "



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