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'Muscat Consulate & Agency' [‎22r-b] (1/1)

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The record is made up of 1 b&w albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white (albumen). print. It was created in c. 1870. It was written in English. The original is part of the British Library: Visual Arts.

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View looking south-west across the harbour towards the British Consultate and Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. and surrounding buildings. This is presumably the white building with the flag-staff on the roof.

In the middle- and foreground to the right of the image various dhows and other craft are moored or at anchor in the harbour. In the background rocky hills loom over the horizon. A fortified tower is visible on the nearest hill to the left of the image.

This image is one of two prints that form a panoramic view over Muscat. The second image shows more of the scene to the right including the Sultan's Palace (Photo 355/1/42). The photograph was taken from an elevated position, most likely from Fort Al-Jalali.

Inscriptions:

Lower right, in pencil alongside image: '43'

Lower left, in pencil alongside image: 'a'

Below image, in pen: 'Muscat Consulate & Agency An office of the East India Company and, later, of the British Raj, headed by an agent. '

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1 b&w albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white (albumen). print
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Dimensions:

156 x 205 mm

Format:

Albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white (albumen). print on paper

Condition:

The print is in good condition with staining and creasing in the sky area in the upper right and left corners and minor surface dirt throughout

Foliation:

‘a’ (crossed out); ‘43’

Process:

Albumen Method of printing photographs using an emulsion of salt and egg white (albumen). print

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English in Latin script
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'Muscat Consulate & Agency' [‎22r-b] (1/1), British Library: Visual Arts, Photo 355/1/43, in Qatar Digital Library <https://www.qdl.qa/get-highlighted-words/81055/vdc_100023617660.0x00000b> [accessed 16 July 2024]

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