Model church; wood; Church of Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem; inlaid all over and inside with mother-of-pearl quatrefoils, rosettes and geometric patterns; tower, dome, cupola and roof panels are detachable to reveal interior; shutters at west end have become detached; open-topped cupola is slightly convex in shape; cross-bar of the H of the inlaid sacred monogram on tower is straight, not hump-backed; inscribed on roof.
- 1753 (before)
- Length: 45 centimetres (North-South)
- Width: 38.5 centimetres (East-West)
- Height: 26.5 centimetres
Inscription ContentSEPTETRIO MERIDIES OCCIDENS ORIENS
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Piccirillo 2007 has this wrongly as OA 10338 when it is 10339. See OA 10338 for commentary. This one was made for an Italian audience/patron/consumer as sites are identified in Italian as well as by numbers to be read off in the key which would have accompanied the model.
1996 30 Mar-13 Nov, Italy, Rimini, Sala dell’Arengo, Dalla Terra Alle Genti
21 July 1994
Clean and repair
Dirty. Numerous parts detached. All hinges on opening doors are broken.
Cleaned by rolling with cottonwool swabs moistened with Synperonic N (non ionic detergent,nonylphenol ethylene oxide condensate). Detached pieces fixed back using Vinamul 3252 (vinyl acetate,ethylene copolymer). Broken Hinges replaced with facsimiles made from new brass wire.
- Original from: Church of the Holy Sepulchre, church
- (Asia,Levant,Jerusalem,Church of the Holy Sepulchre)
Prehistory and Europe
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Object reference number: MCN8991
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