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#40966: Tile Chimney with the Seven Sleepers

Photo 40966: Tile Chimney with the Seven Sleepers - Victoria & Albert Museum, London

Photo Details

Photo ID
40966
Credit
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.
Geotag
51.496588° N, 0.172198° W
Uploaded
April 26, 2013
Camera
Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT
Lens
17.0-70.0 mm
ISO
1600