This is an original 1871 black and white in-text wood engraving of a procession called the "Dóseh" or "Treading" a remarkable spectacle preceding the "Night of the Moolid", in which the Sheykh of the Saadeeyeh, the preacher of the mosque of the Hasaneyn recites prayers and secret invocations. Before the house of the Sheykh El-Bekree, there are a considerable number of the "darweeshes" (followers) who laid themselves down upon the ground, having their backs upwards and muttering the word "Allah", being used as a human carpet for the horse and the procession who pass over them, apparently without injury.
This 140+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine+. No creases. No natural defects. No tears. 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 6.5 inches; 10 x 17 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: religious