Mycenae: Lion gate before excavation

Department Archive
Collection BSA SPHS Image Collection
Reference No. BSA SPHS 03/3633.4427
Level Item
Description Glass lantern slide, standard 3.25 x 3.25 inch square.
Dimensions 8 x 8 cm
Place Mycenae: Lion Gate Vicinity
Ancient Mycenae
Dates 1872-1874
Donor/Creator Dawes, Dr
Sebah & Joaillier
Scope and Content The original description in the SPHS register reads: "Mycenae: lion gate before excavation".
Notes P. Sebah is Pascal Sébah (1823–1886), a commercial photographer who was based in Istanbul. Date is based on time when it is speculated P. Sebah was photographing in Greece (P. Carabott, Y. Hamilakis, E. Papargyriou, 2015. Camera Graeca: Photographs, Narratives, Materialities p. 115). A label with P. Sebah is on the image with caption, partly covered by making. If this date is correct, it would be prior to excavations by Schliemann in 1874.
Reference 1922 JHS 42: 8th accession to 1913 slide catalogue. lvi.SPHS 4427. Link to article