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ROBERTS, David; engraved by Louis Haghe.

Convent of St Catherine with Mount Horeb

Pl. 9

Published: Egypt and Nubia; the Holy Land. 1842-1849

Stock code: 57268

Price: £1,150

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Magnificent view of the Monastery of St Catherine. David Robert’s wrote in his journal ’19th- The convent is a large square enclosure, the walls and flanking towers built of hewn granite. Inside, it looks like a small town, for beside the apartments and store-houses there is a chapel and a mosque ..‘ The convent became the last enclave of Christianity following the Arab conquest of Egypt in AD 640. The tiny Christian diocese still remains in tact today.

Lithograph. Hand coloured. Fine condition. Mounted size: 54 x 69 Size: 52 x 33 cm. (20 x 13 inches)

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