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Kefr-Tour, et tour russe sur le Mt des Oliviers – Kefr-Tûr: Russian tower on Mt Olivet

Accession Number
1994/2.30.1

Title
Kefr-Tour, et tour russe sur le Mt des Oliviers – Kefr-Tûr: Russian tower on Mt Olivet

Artist(s)
Felix Bonfils

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1867-1885

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

Dimensions
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
The Mount of Olives rises gradually in the distance, atop which can be seen the domed church and tower of the Ascension on the right-hand side, both elements of a Russian Orthodox convent. Patches of foliage and stone boulders populate the foreground, while a narrow dirt road stretches like a thin, white ribbon up to the village of Kefr-et-Tour (present-day At-Tur) to the east of Jerusalem. This image is one of hundreds of photographs made throughout Bonfils' career which purport to document various landscapes, cityscapes, and people of the eastern Mediterranean.  

Physical Description
A field lies in the foreground, dotted by stone boulders and low-lying shrubbery. The hills in the background are lined with a number of buildings, including a prominent tower on the right-hand side of the photograph. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Bethlehem
Holy Land
Landscapes
albums
church towers
churches (buildings)
cultural landscapes
hills
natural landscapes
photographs
roads
travel photography
trees

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