Model church; olive wood, ivory and mother-of-pearl; model of Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem; mother-of-pearl inlay on all exterior and some interior surfaces, consists of Jerusalem crosses, Sacred Monogram, stars and floral motifs; the two domes may be lifted off, as can the roofs of the crossing and of the east and west apses, to reveal the interior structure; larger west apse is fitted with hinged doors; sepulchre itself is missing from centre of the west apse; four roofs of the crossing bear inscriptions; inlaid ivory is used for the decoration of the domes and to outline the crossing, and for the interior columns.
- Length: 47 centimetres (North-South)
- Width: 41 centimetres (East-West)
- Height: 26.5 centimetres
Inscription ContentSEPTETRIO MERIDIES OCCIDENS ORIENS
Inscription Typesacred monogram
Inscription Positioninterior and exterior
This is one of a group of exceptionally decorative models, inlaid with mother-of-pearl. See OA10338 for commentary.
2015-2016 May-May, HOTW, tbc. PROMISED
2014-2015 Dec-Mar, HOTW, tbc. PROMISED
2014 Mar-Jun, HOTW, tbc. PROMISED
- 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: MCT4059
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