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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.
- Production date
- 1753 (before)
Height: 26.50 centimetres
Length: 45 centimetres (North-South)
Width: 38.50 centimetres (East-West)
- Curator's comments
- 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.
- Bibliographic references
Piccirillo 2007 / La Nuova Gerusalemme, Artigianato Palestinese al servizio dei Luoghi Santi (no. 25, tav LIII)
Williams et al 2014 / Scared souvenir: the Holy Sepulchre models in the British Museum (p.29-38, p.30, fig.2, p.31, fig.4, p.32, p.33, fig.7, p.35, fig.9)
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014 23 Apr-01 Aug, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 'A History of the World in 100 Objects'
1996 30 Mar-13 Nov, Italy, Rimini, Sala dell’Arengo, Dalla Terra Alle Genti
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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