The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 1973
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Inscription: Inscribed in negative on print, recto LR: "[illegible] alem. Mosquée al Aska"; inscribed in negative on mount, recto LC: "Mosque of Aksa, basilica built // by St. Helena on site of temple.".
Date: 1880–1900; made in style of early 17th centuryMedium: Poplar back frame with applied upper moldings in walnut, ebony, and ebonized pearwood. Half-lapped back frame. Niello; crystal and lapis lazulipanels with silver leaf beneath; some with dragon's-blood glaze. Frieze: niello-bordered panels with radius-ended centers and square corners.Accession: 1975.1.2292On view in:Not on view