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.103.
Entitled – Jerusalem. The Garden of Gethsemane.
Below the picture an inscription reads:
Jerusalem. – Where once stood the Temple of Solomon is now the famous Mosque of Omar, also called the Kubbet es-Sukhra, or “Dome of the Rock.”
It occupies a part of the spacious area known as the Haram es-Sheref, or the Noble Sanctuary, which is surrounded by a wall 1,601ft. long on the west side, where it is entered by eight gates.
The Mosque has eight sides, each 68ft. long, and four portals facing the cardinal points of the compass.
The interior is dark and gloomy, though there are fifty-six stained-glass windows of great beauty.
The dome is 98ft. high and 66ft. in diameter; it is composed of wood.
The pavement of the Mosque is of marble mosaic.
On the western slope of Olivet, near the brook Kedron, is the garden of Gethsemane, shown in our photograph above.
The space inclosed is about one-third of an acre, and is surrounded by a wall covered wih stucco.
It is entered by a gate kept under lock and key and controlled by the Franciscan monks.
The eight olive trees shown to visitors are undoubtedly of great age, and may have sprung from the roots of those which were here in the time of our Lord.
In the Garden is a reservoir, which supplies water for moistening the ground and cultivating a few flowers.
A series of rude frescoes on the walls represents scenes from the life of Christ.
The monks point out the Chapel of the Agony, in a cave; the rocky place where the disciples slept; and the spot where Judas gave the kiss of betrayal.
For a franc or so, one may purchase a little bouquet of flowers grown in the Garden, and a prettier souvenir it is impossible to procure.
By the way, the pilgrims’ Via Dolorosa is a narrow, ill-paved, but remarkably picturesque street, leading from the Serai, or Palace, near St. Stephen’s Gate, to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.
As a matter of mere hard, dry fact, however, there is positively no historical evidence in favour of the sacred sites pointed out on this route; the street was not even known until the 14th century.
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