A journey to search my soul

This is a blog of my personal collections. The purpose of this blog is to educate myself and public in regards to antiquities especially related to religion and calligraphy. I welcome everyone to input their feedback in this blog which they think would be helpful. I do not watermark the photos in this blog so everyone is free to use them as long as they are not used for illegal and unethical reasons. I appreciate if you could notify me if you plan to use any of the photos here. Enjoy browsing!!

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Ancient Manuscript Review 172 : Antique Album of Flowers from Jerusalem c. 1900s

This is a rare antique album of real pressed flowers collected from 12 important places in Jerusalem.
The flowers and leaves are arranged beautifully on captioned card and have been well preserved for more than 100 years.
The album is cloth bound with covers made of thick polished olive wood and spine of leather.
The album is supposed to be open from the right cover where the word Jerusalem in English and Hebrew are painted with multicolored inlay border.
Each plate is captioned in Hebrew, English, German and French.
The titles of the plates are :
1)Flowers from Jerusalem
2) Flowers from Mount Sion
3) Flowers from Mount Moriah
4) Flowers from Siloah
5) Flowers from the grave of Rachel
6) Flowers from Hebron
7) Flowers from  the Mount of Olives
8) Flowers from the Valley of the Jordan
9) Floweres from Mount Carmel
10) Flowers from Saron,
11) Flowers from the Mount of Gerizim
12) Flowers from the Mount Hermon.

Album measures 4 1/4 x 6 1/2 inches and is in excellent condition with only light surface wear and a few pieces of the mosaic missing from the corner areas.

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