1923 Print Donald McLeish Pharoah Philae Nile Temple Trajan Kiosk Isis XGQ3


This is an original 1923 halftone print of "Pharoah's Bed," photography courtesy of Donald McLeish. This beautiful structure was never finished, the roof was never made, nor were the high blocks on the columns carved into Hathor heads, as was apparently the intent. The temple was dedicated to the god Isis. Reliefs on the walls represent Trajan giving wine to Isis and Horus, as well as standing before Isis and Osiris. The stonework was once a beautiful pale yellow, but overtime, the Nile has transformed it into a dreary gray.


This 88+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage. Please note that there is print on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine+
  • Dimensions: Approximately 9 x 6.75 inches; 23 x 17 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: Osiris, columns, Hathor heads, river, ancient, archaeology, archeology, ruin, god, mythology, Pharoah's bed