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1893 Etching Isthmus Port Said Church Eugenia Interior - ORIGINAL PS4
1893 Etching Isthmus Port Said Church Eugenia Interior - ORIGINAL PS4

1893 Etching Isthmus Port Said Church Eugenia Interior - ORIGINAL PS4

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"Isthmus of Suez Port Said House and Church of S. Eugenia Interior (Isthmus Aegypti Said Portus S. Eugeniae V. et M. Templum interius). Ancient city of Isthmus of Suez. The Interior of The House and Church of S. Eugenia V. and M. in the ancient city of Isthmus of Suez."

This is an original 1893 etching (individually hand-painted) of The Interior of The House and Church of S. Eugenia V. and M. in the ancient city of Isthmus of Suez.

Please refer to listed second image for further information on The Interior of The House and Church of S. Eugenia V. and M. in the ancient city of Isthmus of Suez.

An early Christian Roman martyr, Saint Euginia escaped her father's house dressed like a Roman boy and was baptized by the bishop of Heliopolis. Later, still disguised as a man, Euginia became an abbot. It is said that after she cured a woman of an illness, the cured woman made sexual advances toward her thinking she was a man. When Euginia denied the advances, the woman publicly called her out as an adulterer, and Euginia was forced to appear in court before her own father. However, her true identity was soon revealed, and Euginia was cleared of the impending charges. Reportedly, on December 25, 258, Euginia was beheaded after Christ appeared to her in a dream, and informed her she would die on the Feast of Nativity. Saint Euginia was most notable for her great martyrdom.

The city of Port Said is located in northeastern Egypt, extending along the coastline of the Mediterranean Sea. It was said to be established in April of 1859, during the Suez Canal construction. Port Said is an important harbor for Egyptian exports, as well as a fueling station for ships.

The term Isthmus is defined as a narrow strip of land connecting two larger lands, generally with bodies of water on either side. In this case, Isthmus of Suez connects Asia and Africa. Suez and Ismailia are seaside cites in the northeastern area of Egypt. The city of Suez is known to be a popular stop for the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Port Tawfiq is a harbor of Suez. The town of Ismailia was documented to be found in 1863, during the Suez Canal construction. The Muslim Brotherhood was reportedly found in Ismailia by Hassan El-Banna in March of 1928.

Period Paper is pleased to offer an extraordinary and rare collection of original etchings of the Holy Land including Syria, Cyprus and Egypt. Created to document the history of the Franciscan missions in the Holy Land, these etchings provide an excellent historic visual record of the landscape, architecture, and people of Palestine and the Middle East. Each individually hand-painted etching (from a photograph) is mounted on a thick fiber board with a stunning decorative design lithographed in rich gold gilt. These museum-quality etchings are impossible to find anywhere.

Accompanying each original etching is a digital print (for reference) of the description of the image in English, Latin, French, Italian, and German. (Please see both images.)

CONDITION

This 118+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No water damage. This 7 x 5 inch etching is mounted on its original fiber board measuring approx. 10.5 x 8 inches (note: there is printing on the reverse of the mounting board). The etching is in spectacular condition and would look stunning framed. (Please note that any aging in the outer margins is more pronounced in the digital image than on the actual item. In addition, the brilliant gold gilt appears dull brown in the digital image.)

  • Product Type: Original Etching; Hand-Tinted Color
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 7 x 5 inches; 18 x 13 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: Gualassini Bertarelli, Milano, Ismailia, Ismaili

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