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1918 Collotype Heavely Ladder Christ John Baptist Hell Monk Monastery Mt XAEA3

1918 Collotype Heavely Ladder Christ John Baptist Hell Monk Monastery Mt XAEA3

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This is an original 1918 monochrome collotype that depicts the ladder of Saint John Climacus. The ladder is a representation of the thirty steps John thought should be taken to prepare spiritually for God. Christ, the Virgin and John the Baptist wait at the top to receive monks into heaven, while those who did not take the ladder fall into hell. At the base, St. John Climacus preaches outside the monastery on Mount Sinai.


This 93+ 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. Please note: There is printing on the verso.

  • Product Type: Original Collotype; Monochrome
  • Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
  • Dimensions: Approximately 6.5 x 10 inches; 17 x 25 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 is pleased to offer a rare collection of collotypes and halftones that explore art and craftsmanship in the late Roman Empire, focusing primarily on the east. In addition to first century eastern Christian illustrations by Saint John Climacus and others, it features a large amount of Roman jewelry uncovered in Egypt. Each collotype is beautifully executed, providing fine detail to every image; and each piece is an invaluable window into the first century CE and the fascinating worlds of religious art and body ornamentation.

Keywords specific to this image: religious, iconography, Likhatcheff Collection