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The Convent of Sinai and Plain of Er-Raha, 1860

 Item
Reference Code: GBR/0115/RCS/Y30214C/4

Scope and Contents

225 x 159 mm. A view looking over a harsh and rocky valley landscape. Frith comments: 'In the view we look down the valley in which the convent stands towards the Plain of Er-Raha. The scene is strangely desolate. In the immediate foreground, up to the convent walls, stretches an arid tract strewn with broken fragments of rock, some of which are of vast size, as we see by comparing them with the little encampment in front. The fortress-like convent rises finely in the distance, and further still the Plain of Er-Raha is spread out beneath the encircling mountains, among which, to the left, in the extremest distance, may be seen the lofty ridge of Serbal.'

Dates

  • 1860

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

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Language of Materials

English

Physical Characteristics and Technical Requirements

Good condition.

General

WS.

Originator(s)

Frith, Francis, 1822-1898, photographer

Finding aid date

2004-07-07 14:21:25+00:00

Includes index.

Repository Details

Part of the Cambridge University Library Repository

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