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Vue générale de l'emplacement du temple de Salomon

Accession Number
1994/2.33.1

Title
Vue générale de l'emplacement du temple de Salomon

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 complex of the Dome of the Rock directs attention to the upper-left quadrant of this photograph which comprises a wide-angle view of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. The entire picture is dominated by middle-to-light tones, with the exception of small passages of dark tones, which indicate windows, trees, or people. The lower-left portion of the photograph is taken up largely by a paved, though dusty, courtyard. A few isolated pedestrians are the only signs of human life. 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
View down onto a large, open, and paved space circumscribed by intersecting rows of domed structures and trees. A large, octagonal building with a dome and surrounding courtyard dominates the upper-left quadrant of the photograph.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Holy Land
Ruins
albums
arches
cityscapes (representations)
courtyards
domes (architectural elements)
hills
historic buildings
mosques
mosques (buildings)
photographs
temples (buildings)
travel photography
trees

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