Photo, Print, Drawing The convent of St. Catherine Mount Sinai looking towards the plain of the encampment Feby 21st 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.
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- The convent of St. Catherine Mount Sinai looking towards the plain of the encampment Feby 21st 1839 / David Roberts, R.A.
- Contributor Names
- Haghe, Louis, 1806-1885, lithographer
- Roberts, David, 1796-1864, artist
- Created / Published
- [published between 1844 and 1845]
- Subject Headings
- - Saint Catherine (Monastery : Mount Sinai)--1840-1850
- Format Headings
- Book illustrations--1840-1850.
- Book illustrations--1840-1850
- - Painting drawn at the upstream area of Wadi El Dier, looking northwest and showing the mountain slopes of Gebel 'Arribeh, Gebel El Dier (Selib-Baraka) and Gebel Meraja and the mountain mass of Gebel El Sana' to the right, the triangular summit of Gebel Umm Gelekh and the enclave of El A'gramiya area below the summit in centre-right, El Raha Plain and the vicinity of Naqb El Hawa in the centre, El Tih Plateau in central Sinai in the far horizon from a 75km distance, the pointed summits of Gebel Naa'ga and Gebel Fara'a mountain range from the centre to centre-left, the eastern slopes of Gebel Rubsha (El Ghabsheh) to their left, the mountain slopes of Gebel Armaziya and Gebel El Sefsafa to the left, the orchard and fortress of Saint Catherine Monastery in the central area of Wadi El Dier (Biblical Holy Valley), and the camel dirt-track of Siqqat Abbas Basha to the summit of Mount Sinai (Biblical Sinai) and the pilgrimage caravan route to El Tur (Byzantine Raitho, on the Gulf of Suez) in the foreground. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - El Raha Plain is dotted with prehistoric sites date back to Upper Paleolithic (37,000-34,000 BCE) and Pre-Pottery Neolithic (B) (6,700-6,000 BCE). El Raha Plain is recognised as the traditional location where the Israelites encamped at the foot of Biblical Mount Horeb. Nabatean (1st Century CE) and Byzantine monastic (4th-7th centuries CE) structures, in addition to mountain chapels, are scattered across Wadi El Dier (Biblical Holy Valley) and on the plateau of Biblical Mount Horeb and Mount Sinai, including ruined buildings (dwellings), hermit cells, prayer niches, rock-paved paths, rock inscriptions and agricultural plots (water dams, reservoirs & cisterns, conduits and retaining walls). Naqb El Hawa has acted as the entry gate to Mount Sinai and Saint Catherine Monastery for pilgrims, travellers and scholars since 4th century CE. Saint Catherine Monastery was constructed in 545 CE by the Byzantine Emperor Justinian I (527-565 CE). Siqqat Abbas Basha was constructed in 19th century CE. Abbas Helmi I, the Khedive of Egypt (1849-54), visited Sinai Peninsula in 1853-54 CE and paved several paths in the vicinity of Mount Sinai and along the pilgrimage routes in the peninsula. (Source: A. Shams, Sinai Peninsula Research, 2018)
- - Illus. in: The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt and Nubia / from drawings made on the spot by David Roberts ... ; lithographed by Louis Haghe. London : F.G. Moon, 1842-1845, v. 3, pts. 19-20, p. 4.
- - Surrogate reference copy available in: The Holy Land / David Roberts. Tel-Aviv, Israel : Terra Sancta Arts, 1982, v. 5, pl. 113, p. 36.
- - Tooley, no. 115
- 1 print : lithograph, color.
- Call Number/Physical Location
- Illus. in NC1115.R56 1842 (Case Z) [P&P]
- Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
- Digital Id
- cph 3g03533 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g03533
- Library of Congress Control Number
- Reproduction Number
- LC-USZC4-3533 (color film copy transparency)
- Rights Advisory
- No known restrictions on publication.
- Online Format
- 1 print : lithograph, color.
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- Call Number: Illus. in NC1115.R56 1842 (Case Z) [P&P]
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Haghe, Louis, Lithographer, and David Roberts. The convent of St. Catherine Mount Sinai looking towards the plain of the encampment Feby 21st/ David Roberts, R.A. , None. [Published between 1844 and 1845] Photograph. https://www.loc.gov/item/2002717561/.
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Haghe, L. & Roberts, D. The convent of St. Catherine Mount Sinai looking towards the plain of the encampment Feby 21st/ David Roberts, R.A. , None. [Published between 1844 and 1845] [Photograph] Retrieved from the Library of Congress, https://www.loc.gov/item/2002717561/.
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Haghe, Louis, Lithographer, and David Roberts. The convent of St. Catherine Mount Sinai looking towards the plain of the encampment Feby 21st/ David Roberts, R.A. [Published between 1844 and 1845] Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <www.loc.gov/item/2002717561/>.