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Tile Chimney with the Seven Sleepers
Image ID
40966
Title
Tile Chimney with the Seven Sleepers
Caption
Museum label: "Tilework Chimneypiece, Turkey, probably Istanbul, dated 1731. The names around the hood are those of the Seven Sleepers. Persecuted under the Roman emperor Decius, these Christian men took refuge in a cave. They fell asleep, waking centuries later under Christian rule. The Seven Sleepers are mentioned in the Aur'an as an example of God's protection of the righteous. Their names were therefore used to invoke that protection. Fritware with under-glaze decoration. Museum no. 703-1891." Victoria & Albert Museum, London.
Date Created
February 18, 2007
File Type
JPG
Original Resolution
4000 x 2651 pixels
File Size
9.11 MB
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Lens
17.0-70.0 mm
Focal Length
30 mm
ISO
1600
Credit Line
Holly Hayes / EdStockPhoto
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