C1857

Entrance to the Tomb of the Kings.

Jerusalem’s finest sepulchre is said to be located at the ruin known as The Entrance to the Tomb of The Kings.This remarkable relic is situated to the north of the Damascus gate on the slope to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.The … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

Entrance to the Tomb of the Kings.

Date:

C1857

Engraver:

Louis Hague 

Condition:

In good condition.

Technique:

original tinted lithographs-Handcoloured

Image Size: 

230mm 
x 145mm
AUTHENTICITY
Entrance to the Tomb of the Kings. - Antique Print from 1857

Genuine antique
dated:

1857

Description:

Jerusalem’s finest sepulchre is said to be located at the ruin known as The Entrance to the Tomb of The Kings.This remarkable relic is situated to the north of the Damascus gate on the slope to the Valley of Jehoshaphat.The sepulchre is a large square pit carved from the solid rock from which extends a 39 feet long hall standing 15 feet high and 17 feet wide.From the hall the anti chamber can be reached and within this area there are three large and two smaller chambers housing pieces of marble sarcophagi.The 27 foot long portal,at the entrance of this ruin, is decorateds with columns,above which the rock surface is richly carved in the later Roman style.

David Roberts (1796 - 1864)

Roberts was initially apprenticed as a house painter and then became a scene painter in theatres. Exhibiting from 1824 his fame came after publication of his most famous work, Egypt & the Holy Land, one of the most important records of these countries famous places and monuments.

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