Vue générale de Cana en Galilée – General view of Cana in GalileeArtist(s)Felix BonfilsArtist NationalityFrench (culture or style)Object Creation Datecirca 1867-1885Medium & Supportalbumen print on paperDimensions
10 15/16 in x 14 in (27.78 cm x 35.56 cm)Credit LineGift of Margaret and Howard BondSubject matter
In this photograph, the town of Cana rests on a hill in the distance bathed in sunlight beneath a clear sky. The viewer stands on a gravel path lined with cacti, short trees, and a thick patch of shrubbery. As the label at the bottom of the photograph suggests, this settlement is thought to be the town mentioned several times in the New Testament, most famous for the occasion where Christ allegedly transmuted water into wine while attending a wedding feast. 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
This photograph provides a general view of a hilltop town in the distance. Trees and shrubs on the edge of a gravel path fill much of the foreground. Primary Object Classification Photograph Primary Object TypelandscapeCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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