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Convent of Mar-Saba, near Jerusalem, 1857

Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214B/11

Scope and Contents

229 x 164 mm. A view looking over the convent rooftops towards the sheer cliffs in which the caves of ascetics can be seen. Frith comments: 'The magnificently wild and deep ravine forms a sternly appropriate clinging-place for this old ascetic pile. We don't pretend to have done anything like justice to the subject in our photograph. The view should be taken from the other side of the ravine, from which the whole of the building and the entire depth of the ravine could perhaps be rendered.'


  • Creation: 1857


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Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Fair condition, apart from some fading in from edges, and water staining along one edge.

Existence and Location of Copies

Duplicate, in good condition, at Y30214C/25.




Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-05 10:32:31+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

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