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Absalom's Tomb, Jerusalem

Accession Number
1988/1.98.1-2

Title
Absalom's Tomb, Jerusalem

Artist(s)
Francis Frith

Artist Nationality
British (modern)

Object Creation Date
1857

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
17 1/8 in x 12 5/8 in (43.5 cm x 32.1 cm);18 in x 14 in (45.72 cm x 35.56 cm);17 1/8 in x 12 5/8 in (43.5 cm x 32.1 cm);8 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in (20.9 cm x 15.5 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Frederick P. and Amy McCombs Currier

Subject matter
Photograph of Absalom's Tomb, a rock-cut building with a conical roof in the Kidron Valley in Jerusalem. The oblique angle of the photograph, which hides the lower half of the building behind a rocky hill, emphasizes that the structure is carved into the slope of the Mount of Olives where the scene is located.

Physical Description
Conical-shaped building situated between two hills in a rocky, mostly barren landscape. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Middle East
Ruins
architecture (object genre)
buildings
clothed
hills
males
rock-cut tombs
seated
tombs
travel photography

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