Porte de Damas – The Damascus gateArtist(s)Felix BonfilsArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1867-1885Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperDimensions
14 in x 10 15/16 in (35.56 cm x 27.78 cm)Credit LineGift of Margaret and Howard BondSubject matter
In this photograph, an eclectic crowd of travelers stream out of the Damascus Gate, one of the main entrances to Jerusalem's so-called Old City. The bright sunlight which illuminates the scene drains out much detail in the uneven and partially decayed stone of the city walls. The interior of the gate appears like a black, rectangular chasm at the center of the image. This photograph is one of hundreds made by Bonfils that purport to document various important or famous sites in the regions of Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria. Physical Description
Numerous people emanate out of a pointed-arch gate which cuts through a line of stone city walls. Primary Object ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
If you are interested in using an image for a publication, please visit http://umma.umich.edu/request-image
for more information and to fill out the online Image Rights and Reproductions Request Form.