This is an original 1834 black and white copper engraving of the costume and typical dress of the early Christians, as depicted on a sarcophagus.
This 179+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light foxing and aging. No creases. No natural defects. Light surface rub - bottom right corner. No tears. No water damage. Please note: There is a plate impression bordering the image in this print.
Period Paper is pleased to offer one of the most extraordinary collections of original, large format, museum-quality copper engravings depicting the history of costumes from around the world. In addition to the ancient and medieval costumes, these engravings include historical scenes of daily life, architectural drawings, transportation, and more. This group of copper engravings took 10 years to produce. Each engraving is intensely detailed and includes the original copperplate impression. These engravings are from the first and only edition of these works. And, within this group are some spectacular engravings with fine watercoloring by hand.
The scarcity of the collection, the condition of the collection, the elephant folio size, the detail of the copper engravings, and the subject matter make this one of the most impressive collections we've procured. These would look stunning framed and would make for exceptional, one-of-a-kind gifts.