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Title: Kharetat al mousafer, an 18th-century proskynetarion of Jerusalem and The Holy Land from Saydnaia
Other Titles: خريطة المسافر، أيقونة أورشليم القدس والأراضي المقدّسة في القرن الثامن عشر في دير صيدنايا
Kharetat al mousafer, un proskynétaire de Jérusalem et de la Terre Sainte du XVIIIe siècle de Saydnaya
Authors: Abou Ackl, Rand
Keywords: Kharetat al Mousafer
Proskynetarion of Jerusalem
Holy Land
18th Century
Issue Date: 2019
Publisher: University of Balamand
Part of: Chronos
Issue: 40
Start page: 95
End page: 118
In this article, I discuss a proskynetarion icon of the Holy Land and Jerusalem, called
the Kharetat al mousafer, located in Saydnaia Monastery in Syria. The relationship
between pilgrimages and proskynetaria, which served as a tool of Christian
propaganda, will be discussed with a focus on the Saydnaia proskynetarion as a
case study, showing the way of the Melkite painter, Issa al-Qudsi depicted the Holy
Land topography. In this icon, the Holy Sepulchre (Church of Resurrection) was also
represented, opening a discussion around proskynetaria in Syria during the eighteenth
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Type: Journal Article
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