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[Original Pencil Drawn Panorama of Hebron].
Early 19th century. Pencil on paper, ca. 15x25,5 cm (6x10 in). Pencil caption 'Hebron' on the lower margin. Recently matted, very good drawing. Fine pencil drawn panorama of Hebron showing the skyline of the old city, with two travellers entering the city gate, a shepherd talking to a woman carrying water in the foreground, and the Judean mountains in the distance. "Hebron also known as City of the Patriarchs, is a Palestinian city located in the southern West Bank, 30 km (19 mi) south of Jerusalem. Nestled in the Judean Mountains, it lies 930 meters (3,050 ft) above sea level. It is the largest city in the West Bank and home to approximately 250,000 Palestinians, and between 500 and 800 Jewish settlers concentrated in and around the old quarter. The city is most notable for containing the traditional burial site of the biblical Patriarchs and Matriarchs and is therefore considered the second-holiest city in Judaism after Jerusalem. The city is also venerated by Muslims for its association with Abraham and was traditionally viewed as one of the 'four holy cities of Islam'." (Wikipedia).