1895 Print over 100 years old Jerusalem Jews Wailing Place (available unframed)


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Antique print dated 1895.

The page is over 115 years old and in good condition.

In order to enhance and protect the page we have set in within a bespoke frame and mount.

Frame size 400mm x 370mm. available also in a 
gold frame, your choice.  RtW.102. 

 Entitled – Jerusalem. The Jews Wailing Place. 

Below the picture an inscription reads:

 Jerusalem. – The Church of the Holy Sepulchre is first visited; and round this site a fierce storm of controversy has raged.

If a special service is going on in the church, the traveller will notice a guard of Turkish soldiers stationed in the courtyard to keep the peace between rival sects.

The dome of the rotunda is 65ft. in diameter, and in the very centre is the Holy Sepulchre itself.

The latter lies in a small chapel 26ft. long by 18ft. broad, built of the Santa Croce marble.

The Sepulchre itself has an interior area of 42 square feet, of which space 19 square feet are taken up by the marble slab shown as the tomb of our Divine Lord.

This slab is cracked through the centre, and is much worn by the lips of adoring pilgrims.

The chapel is lit by forty-three lamps, always burning.

In many of the other chapels other sacred sites are shown, including Calvary itself, where three holes are pointed out as having received the crosses of the Saviour and the two thieves who were crucified with Him.

Our illustration shows the Jews’ Wailing Place, where there is a low wall on the west side, and on the east the celebrated wall of the Temple.

It is composed of enormous blocks of marble, 15ft. long, and 3ft. or 4ft. deep.

A strange congregation gathers here every Friday afternoon, from three to five o’clock.

The walls tower up loftily, flowers growing in the crevices, creeping plants swaying to and fro lazily in the idle wind, and at the foot are the wailing Jews.

Old men with black turbans or caps, and dingy or greasy gaberdine, stand here with the Hebrew Psalter or some other sacred book in hand; they wave their bodies to and fro, uttering lamentations the while.

Sometimes a very beautiful litany is chanted over the “holy and beautiful house,” now defiled by the infidel.

 If you buy an item and then see it relisted this is because we occasionally have more than one available, each page is
original and not a photocopy.

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