SMITH, Edwin.

Model of Jerusalem.

£3,750

Model of Jerusalem.

Edwin Smith, Sheffield, 1846.

Model of Jerusalem.

Description

A very rare survival of a 3D model of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The survival rate of these models, in vogue in the mid-nineteenth century, is very low owing to the fact that they are plaster-cast.
This type of depiction was used generally for educational purposes to bring the subject alive and provide an accurate depiction of the subject in the time before the widespread use of photography.

Description

Plaster-cast relief model (505 x 422 x 70 mm), some small metal details, within fitted wooden box (544 x 465 x 88 mm), some chipping and small loss to plaster and metal details, rather dust-soiled.

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Stock ID: 86048