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Khan Djoub – Youssouf et lac de Tibériade – Khan Djoub – Youssouf and sea of Galilee

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Khan Djoub – Youssouf et lac de Tibériade – Khan Djoub – Youssouf and sea of Galilee

Felix Bonfils

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
circa 1867-1885

Medium & Support
albumen print on paper

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

Credit Line
Gift of Margaret and Howard Bond

Subject matter
In this photograph, the ruins of Khan Djoub-Youssouf nestle into the side of a shallow hill near the shore of the Sea of Galilee. The sea is almost imperceptible as such, as it appears to be merely a strip of blank space; directly above, an irregular sliver in a slightly darker tone indicates the hills on the opposite shore. Boulders and tall grass fill the immediate foreground. The faint silhouette of a herd of cattle suggests a nearby human settlement. 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 cluster of ruins nestles into shallow hills near the banks of a body of water. 

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