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        Lions' Gate, Jerusalem, 1857

        Robertson, James (1813-88) & Beato, Felice (1832-1909); British. Medium: black and white photograph. Date: 1857. Also known as St. Stephen's Gate or Sheep Gate; one of the seven open gates in Jerusalem's Old City Walls; beginning of the Via Dolorosa, the route Jesus took carrying the cross to his crucifixion; the four panthers, mistaken for lions, were added by Suleiman the Magnificent after the defeat of the Mamluks in 1517; Provenance: Private Collection. Photographic Rights The Bridgeman Art Library.

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