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William Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.  
(Odessa 1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)

Kom Ombo

Kom Ombo | William Walcot | Drypoint with Etching & Aquating | Elizabeth harvey-Lee | E H-L 150

Kom Ombo
E H-L 150. 161 x 205 mm. Drypoint with etching & aquatint, 1928.
Signed in pencil. Published by the Fine Art Society. Edition of 75. Numbered in pencil 39/75. A fine impression, printed in brown-black ink on wove paper.


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An impression of the etching and two related drawings Temple of Sobek & Harderis, Kom Ombo  and The PtolomaicTemple of Sobek & Harderis (Light & Darkness) Kom Ombo were included in Walcot’s one-man show ‘Impressions of Egypt’ at the Fine Art Society in 1928.

An impression of the etching was also included later in the year in the mixed ‘group’ exhibition at the FAS in October 1928 entitled ‘Recent Etchings’.

Kom Ombo, 28 miles north of Aswan is famous for its double temple, dating from the Graeco-Roman period
332 BC – AD 395 and uniquely dedicated to two gods. Sobek, the crocodile god was connected with the wicked god Seth (darkness) and Haroeris or Horus the Elder, the falcon-headed god of the sky (light). Kom Ombo was Sobek’s chief sanctuary and the Nile there was once full of crocodiles.