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Philip Delamotte photographs of the Crystal Palace, Sydenham

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Reference Number: DP004613
 
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Reproduced by permission of Historic England
Reference Number: FF91/00333
 
These giant statues of the Egyptian pharaoh Rameses II were copied from the temple of Abu Simbel. They were destroyed in the fire of 1866. The hand coloured view, possibly also by Delamotte, shows the colour scheme devised for the Palace by Owen Jones.

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