Walcot R.E., Hon.R.I.B.A.
1874 – 1943 Ditchling, Sussex)
H-L 150. 161 x 205 mm. Drypoint with etching & aquatint,
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
Information about the Print
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.
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’.
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.