This is an original 1871 black and white in-text wood engraving of a group of Egyptian musicians and a "Sha'er", also known as " Aboo-Zeydees" a poet who recites poetry and plays a viola, also known as Aboo-Zeydee viol", a bowed string instrument.
This 140+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. Small tear - top right corner. No water damage. Please note: There is printing on the verso.
Product Type: Original In-Text Wood Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 4 x 6 inches; 10 x 15 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: "the Life of Aboo-Zeyd", "Seeret Aboo-Zeyd", "Sho'ara", music, ancient