This is an original 1908 black and white halftone print depicting the upper portion of the western branch of the Kidron Valley, near Jerusalem, Israel. It was here that the Pool of Bethesda was located. Mentioned multiple times in the Holy Bible, it was described as a place were invalids would come and wait for an angel to descend and stir the waters, curing the first person to enter them. However, it remains buried under many feet of sand today.
This 103+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. No creases. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Halftone Print; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 7.5 x 5.5 inches; 19 x 14 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)
Period Paper has obtained a collection of halftone and relief block prints that share some of the archeological and biblical wonders of Old Jerusalem, Israel. From King David's palace to the life-saving Upper Pool, from Herod's Gate to the long gone Tower of Psephinus, these items make the stories of the Old Testament and the historical accounts of Roman-Jewish hagiographer Josephus Flavius come to life.
Keywords specific to this image: historical, religion, wall, desert, Middle East