Glasworks, Egypt, c 1798.
3 1 c m
actual image size: 32cm x 23cm

Glasworks, Egypt, c 1798.


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Engraving by Compagnie after Conte showing a group of workers making glas botles. One man is blowing glas in front of the kiln. 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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