c.1950 Romance in Egypt by M. Amzy Egyptian State Tourist Department Mid-Century
Artist: Azmy, M.
Size (in): 39.25” x 28”
Size (cm): 99.5. x 71
Linen backed: Yes
This charming poster, designed by the artist M. Azmy, was issued by the Egyptian State Tourist Department around 1950 and presents a Modernist spin on the mysteries and allure of Ancient Egypt. Not much is known about the artist but M. Azmy did produce a few Mid-Century Egyptian travel posters including this one titled Romance In Egypt.
Women sway to the dulcet tones of a harpist as they keep rhythm with their riqqs or Egyptian tambourines. Palm fronds frame an ancient site set in a field of blue as if viewed from the Nile on a passing boat. The lower margin indicates this poster was Printed in Egypt by the Institute Graphique Egyptien. This poster has been professionally linen backed and is in excellent condition.