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1849 Copper Engraving Portrait Flavius Josephus Incense Burner Medusa XHA2

1849 Copper Engraving Portrait Flavius Josephus Incense Burner Medusa XHA2

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This is an original 1849 black and white copper engraving of a portrait of Flavius Josephus. Shown beneath his portrait is an incense burner, a book of his works, various weapons, and an image of Medusa on a shield. Josephus was a Roman Jewish historian whose most important works include, "The Antiquities of the Jews" and "The Jewish War".

Period Paper is pleased to present a rare collection of copper-plate engravings depicting the Jewish antiquities and the Jewish War from a translation of Flavius Josephus' genuine works. Josephus (37-100 AD), was a Jewish historian and provided valuable information on the background of early Christianity, and of Judaism in the 1st century. These copper-plate engravings, which accompanied the manuscript, offer remarkable depth and vivid detailing. Please take a closer look at these images, as they are absolutely stunning in their contrast, and would look exceptional framed.


This 162+ year old Item is rated Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. Small tear - bottom left corner. Light water staining.

  • Product Type: Original Copper Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 8.25 x 10.75 inches; 21 x 27 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Keywords specific to this image: head scarf, costume, smoke, weaponry