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model building/structure

  • Object type

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  • Description

    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.


  • Date

    • 1753 (before)
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Length: 45 centimetres (North-South)
    • Width: 38.5 centimetres (East-West)
    • Height: 26.5 centimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Type

      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

      • Inscription Type

        sacred monogram
      • Inscription Position

      • Inscription Content

  • 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.

  • Bibliography

    • Piccirillo 2007 no. 25, tav LIII bibliographic details
  • Location

    On display: G46/dc15

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited: 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

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Associated places

  • Department

    Britain, Europe and Prehistory

  • Registration number



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