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"A Glimpse into the Rich Tapestry of Afric: From Ancient Streets to Vibrant Cultures" Step back in time and wander through an old street in Cairo

Background imageAfric Collection: Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888

Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888
5242631 Sir Henry Morton Stanley meeting with his rear column at Banalya, Africa, 17 August 1888, during his Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, from In Darkest Africa by Henry M. Stanley pub

Background imageAfric Collection: Mitamba, forest in the Congo (litho)

Mitamba, forest in the Congo (litho)
5997055 Mitamba, forest in the Congo (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Mitamba, forest in the Congo)

Background imageAfric Collection: Statue of King Ikhenaton, 18th Dynasty

Statue of King Ikhenaton, 18th Dynasty
1702981 Statue of King Ikhenaton, 18th Dynasty by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); (add.info.: Statue of king Ikhenaton, 18th Dynasty)

Background imageAfric Collection: Aqueducts (litho)

Aqueducts (litho)
5996452 Aqueducts (litho) by English School, (19th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Aqueducts.); © Look and Learn

Background imageAfric Collection: Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus, Wall painting, fresco, mural, Tomb of Sennufer, 18th Dynasty

Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus, Wall painting, fresco, mural, Tomb of Sennufer, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Thebes
3476174 Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus, Wall painting, fresco, mural, Tomb of Sennufer, 18th Dynasty, New Kingdom, Thebes, Luxor (photo) by Egyptian; (add.info.: Ancient Egypt, The eye of Horus)

Background imageAfric Collection: Picture No. 10872025

Picture No. 10872025
Tribal Dancer - Bushmen Girl dancing in Manghetti dunes Date:

Background imageAfric Collection: King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving)

King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving)
1730972 King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon and his Wife, 1865 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: King Denis Rapontchombo of Gabon (1780-1876) and his wife, engraving, 1865)

Background imageAfric Collection: Firestorm (colour litho)

Firestorm (colour litho)
2778617 Firestorm (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info.: Firestorm. Teams of Axis airplanes swoop down on the English motorized columns that attack in)

Background imageAfric Collection: An Old Street in Cairo (colour litho)

An Old Street in Cairo (colour litho)
6023297 An Old Street in Cairo (colour litho) by Du Cane, Ella (1874-1943); Private Collection; (add.info.: An Old Street in Cairo)

Background imageAfric Collection: BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas)

BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas)
7215227 BLACK WOMAN, 1875-1876 (oil on canvas) by Repin, Ilya Efimovich (1844-1930); State Russian Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia; (add.info.: Late 1875--early 1876 Oil on canvas L This painting)

Background imageAfric Collection: Jesus Christ driving the money-changers out of the Temple (engraving)

Jesus Christ driving the money-changers out of the Temple (engraving)
7149704 Jesus Christ driving the money-changers out of the Temple (engraving) by English School, (17th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAfric Collection: Rest On The Tree

Rest On The Tree
Jun Zuo

Background imageAfric Collection: Algerian girl has the jug A naked girl wearing a hat wearing a jug of water near a water source of

Algerian girl has the jug A naked girl wearing a hat wearing a jug of water near a water source of an oasis in
JEB4887192 Algerian girl has the jug A naked girl wearing a hat wearing a jug of water near a water source of an oasis in the desert

Background imageAfric Collection: American explorer and his wife with a group of African Pygmies in the Belgian Congo (b / w photo)

American explorer and his wife with a group of African Pygmies in the Belgian Congo (b / w photo)
6015554 American explorer and his wife with a group of African Pygmies in the Belgian Congo (b/w photo) by American Photographer (19th century) (after); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAfric Collection: Zouave

Zouave
3782926 Zouave; (add.info.: Zouave: member of certain light infantry regiments in the French Army serving in French North Africa between 1831-1962)

Background imageAfric Collection: Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast

Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast
3786624 Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast; (add.info.: Winter in the Sun: Camel ride on the Algerian coast. 1910. Liebig Collectible Card ('L'Hiver aux pays du soleil)

Background imageAfric Collection: Standing male figure, 19th-20th century (wood)

Standing male figure, 19th-20th century (wood)
1068594 Standing male figure, 19th-20th century (wood) by African School; 40.5x10.65x8.25 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas

Background imageAfric Collection: The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas)

The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas)
XOS5884038 The Death of Sophonisba, c.1810 (oil on canvas) by Guerin, Pierre (1774-1833); 52x80 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageAfric Collection: Algerian Scenes: The Market

Algerian Scenes: The Market
3786656 Algerian Scenes: The Market; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: The Market. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards. S1012 (F1011) Picturesque Algeria); Lebrecht History

Background imageAfric Collection: The Sphinx, c. 1853 (salted paper print from waxed paper negative)

The Sphinx, c. 1853 (salted paper print from waxed paper negative)
XOS5884172 The Sphinx, c. 1853 (salted paper print from waxed paper negative) by Greene, John Beasley (1832-56); 23.2x29.6 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

Background imageAfric Collection: Algerian Scenes: El Kantara

Algerian Scenes: El Kantara
3786654 Algerian Scenes: El Kantara; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: El Kantara. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards. S1012 (F1011) Picturesque Algeria); Lebrecht History

Background imageAfric Collection: Kabyle de l'Hippodrome

Kabyle de l'Hippodrome
3782929 Kabyle de l'Hippodrome; (add.info.: Kabyle de l'Hippodrome: Kabyle wearing traditional North African headdress and robes. Possibly holding elongated pipe. From series Paris au XIX)

Background imageAfric Collection: Bell in the form of a head, 16th to 19th century (cast copper alloy)

Bell in the form of a head, 16th to 19th century (cast copper alloy)
1068409 Bell in the form of a head, 16th to 19th century (cast copper alloy) by African School; 14.29 cm; Dallas Museum of Art, Texas, USA; (add.info.: Lower Niger Bronze Industry); gift of Mr

Background imageAfric Collection: French convoy attacked by Moroccan looters south of Oran, 1903 (engraving)

French convoy attacked by Moroccan looters south of Oran, 1903 (engraving)
JLJ4596367 French convoy attacked by Moroccan looters south of Oran, 1903 (engraving) by French School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageAfric Collection: Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)

Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative)
XOS5884206 Temple of Abu Simbel, 1856 (salted paper print from paper negative) by Murray, Robert (1822-93); 18.2x23.2 cm; Cleveland Museum of Art, OH, USA; (add.info.: By Robert Murray (British)

Background imageAfric Collection: Spahis

Spahis
3782927 Spahis; (add.info.: Spahis: member of light cavalry regiments of the 19th century French army recruited primarily from the indigenous populations of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco)

Background imageAfric Collection: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt early 20th century (postcard)

Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt early 20th century (postcard)
3782878 Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt early 20th century (postcard); (add.info.: Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo, Egypt. Early 20th century illustration)

Background imageAfric Collection: Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold)

Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold)
535714 Tutankhamun sarcophagus, 18th dynasty (gold) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); (add.info.: 18th dynasty Egyptian Pharaoh)

Background imageAfric Collection: Theatrical performance on stage in Dakat, 1894 (engraving)

Theatrical performance on stage in Dakat, 1894 (engraving)
3793917 Theatrical performance on stage in Dakat, 1894 (engraving) by French School, (19th century); (add.info.: Theatrical performance on stage in Dakar)

Background imageAfric Collection: Thoueris and Hathor in the papyrus. College is similar to the papyrus of Ani, from Thebes

Thoueris and Hathor in the papyrus. College is similar to the papyrus of Ani, from Thebes, 19th dynasty
JLJ4674150 Thoueris and Hathor in the papyrus. College is similar to the papyrus of Ani, from Thebes, 19th dynasty. by Egyptian 19th Dynasty (c.1292-1187 BC); Bibliotheque du College de France

Background imageAfric Collection: Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house

Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house
3786658 Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: In front of the coffee house. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfric Collection: Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water

Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water
3786655 Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water.; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: Women carrying water. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfric Collection: Algerian Scenes: At the barber's

Algerian Scenes: At the barber's
3786653 Algerian Scenes: At the barber's; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: At the barber's. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfric Collection: The storming of Constantine

The storming of Constantine
3781000 The storming of Constantine; (add.info.: The storming of Constantine, a fortified city in eastern Algeria, by French forces, 13 October 1837. Engraving by Burdet after drawing by Vernet)

Background imageAfric Collection: Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates

Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates
3786659 Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates; (add.info.: Algerian Scenes: Praetorium of the Legates. Illustration of 1910. Liebig Extract of Meat Collectible Cards)

Background imageAfric Collection: Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo)

Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo)
532442 Tomb of Tutankhamun (dc1340 BC) (photo) by Egyptian 18th Dynasty (c.1567-1320 BC); (add.info.: ): Sarcophagus containing gold coffin of the king which held his mummy

Background imageAfric Collection: Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt
3780218 Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Cairo, Egypt, . Boulevard Mohamed Ali. (historical reference to the previous French administration). Early 20th century postcard); Lebrecht History

Background imageAfric Collection: Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo)

Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo)
1749632 Discovery of the tomb of pharaoh Tutankhamun in the Valley of the King in 1923 (photo) by Burton, Harry (1879-1940); (add.info)

Background imageAfric Collection: French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)

French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho)
CHT157431 French Colonies, cover of an exercise book illustrated by G. Dascher, 1900 (colour litho) by Dascher, G. (19th century); Private Collection; © Archives Charmet

Background imageAfric Collection: Costume for Aida, 1879 (drawing)

Costume for Aida, 1879 (drawing)
7422854 Costume for Aida, 1879 (drawing) by Lacoste, Eugene (19th century); (add.info.: Music. Opera. Costume for Aida, opera by Giuseppe Verdi (1871)

Background imageAfric Collection: Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)

Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief)
8585767 Narmer palette (back), 22nd century BC (relief) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Narmer palette (back) or Hierakonpolis Large palette

Background imageAfric Collection: Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief)

Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief)
8585746 Narmer palette (front), 22nd century BC (relief) by Egyptian; Egyptian National Museum, Cairo, Egypt; (add.info.: Narmer palette (front) or Hierakonpolis Large palette

Background imageAfric Collection: Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple

Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple
8588950 Queen of Egypt of the Fourth Dynasty, Philae Temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Queen of Egypt of the IV dynasty)

Background imageAfric Collection: Statue. Fragment of a granite statue of Senusret III. Head of King, with Nemes Headdress

Statue. Fragment of a granite statue of Senusret III. Head of King, with Nemes Headdress, Senwosret III
8395508 Statue. Fragment of a granite statue of Senusret III. Head of King, with Nemes Headdress, Senwosret III, Twelfth Dynasty

Background imageAfric Collection: Hathor Temple, Philae

Hathor Temple, Philae
8588881 Hathor Temple, Philae by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Hathor Temple built for Ptolemy VI); © Jean Bernard. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageAfric Collection: Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple

Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple
8588863 Boat symbol of life and the sun, Philae temple by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Boat symbol of life and the sun); © Jean Bernard

Background imageAfric Collection: Interior of the Philae Temple (photo)

Interior of the Philae Temple (photo)
8588685 Interior of the Philae Temple (photo) by Egyptian; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae, the cult of Isis Interior); © Jean Bernard. All rights reserved 2023

Background imageAfric Collection: Main facade of the Temple and colonnade on the right, Philae

Main facade of the Temple and colonnade on the right, Philae
8588648 Main facade of the Temple and colonnade on the right, Philae by Egyptian; Philae, Egypt; (add.info.: Egypt. Temple of Philae)



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"A Glimpse into the Rich Tapestry of Afric: From Ancient Streets to Vibrant Cultures" Step back in time and wander through an old street in Cairo, captured beautifully in a colour litho. The bustling atmosphere transports you to a bygone era, where history whispers secrets from every corner. Intriguingly, an oil painting titled "BLACK WOMAN" catches your eye. Painted between 1875-1876, it portrays the strength and resilience of African women throughout history. Their stories deserve recognition and celebration. As you continue your journey through artistry, an engraving depicting Jesus Christ driving the money-changers out of the Temple reminds us of Africa's deep-rooted religious heritage. Faith has always played a significant role in shaping communities across this vast continent. Nature's wonders unfold before you as you encounter the scorched tree at Sossusvlei. Its twisted branches stand tall against harsh desert landscapes, symbolizing resilience amidst adversity—a testament to Africa's ability to thrive even in challenging conditions. Moving away from nature's embrace, Mr Smeedon's Villa appears before your eyes through a black-and-white photograph. A glimpse into colonial architecture that once adorned African cities; it serves as a reminder of complex histories intertwined with beauty and struggle. Djenan-el-Mufti welcomes you next—an enchanting black-and-white photo showcasing Algiers' charm. It invites exploration into Algeria's rich cultural tapestry—where traditions merge seamlessly with modernity under North African skies. Another entrance beckons—the entrance to Mr Smeedon's Villa reappears—inviting contemplation on how these structures shaped lives during times gone by. They stand as silent witnesses to Africa’s ever-evolving story—a blend of triumphs and tribulations etched within their walls. El Bardo emerges twice along this visual journey—one capturing its essence through monochrome photography while another showcases the allure of El Bardo, Algeria.