The Mosque of Omar, Umayyad, and of "Prophet Mahomed's Family Tomb"---Collection of Original 19th Century Photographs
Item Number: 14350
A collection of three 19th-Century Photographs of the Mosque of Omar, Umayyad, and of "Prophet Mahomed's Family Tomb." Overall image size is 8.5" x 11." The image on the left shows the inside court and buildings of The Umayyad Mosque, also known as the Great Mosque of Damascus, in Syria, one of the largest mosques in the world. It is considered by some Muslims to be the fourth-holiest place in Islam and is one of the oldest mosques in the world. The image is titled "Damas - Court de la grande Mosque." Circa 1880s. The center image is an albumen photograph of the interior of the Mosque of Omar (Dome of the Rock) and the Foundation Stone in Jerusalem. The foundation stone is in the foreground with the intricately decorated architecture of the dome in the background. In the Muslim faith, the Dome of the Rock is the site of the Islamic miracle of the Isra and Miraj. The final image shows the Bab al-Saghir cemetery in Damascus, Syria, where lie the graves of many relatives of Muhammad. A large mosque is visible on the horizon. This image is titled "Damas - Tombeaue de la familile de Mahomed." Damascus - Tomb of the Family of Mohammed. Circa 1880s. A One-inch tear has been skillfully repaired. Overall all three photographs are in very good condition.