Israelite Tel Suite - Gezer

Israelite Tel Suite - Gezer

Israelite Tel Suite

The Israelite Tel Suite is a collection of four intaglio collagraphs, depicting important archaeological sites relating to Biblical Israel. A tel is a mound covering the site of some ancient settlement, generally consisting of many layers of rubble and artifacts left by succeeding civilizations. Strata accentuated by horizontal lines divide the picture into three levels, forming a cross section of archeological time. In the Israelite Tel Suite, Bowden brings together earth and time, incorporating the present landscape of each site, finds embedded in a strata, and centered in each piece, a significant specific object relating to the tel's history. Each is a limited edition of 100 with 15 Artist's Proofs, printed on Arches Buff, 100% rag paper.


Excavations at Gezer uncovered a boundary inscription which identified the city's name. Burial sites were found which included pottery, plates, and jars, even though this custom was forbidden by the Torah. The Gezer Calendar, centered within the print (950 BC), is an agricultural calendar listing the months of harvest, in gathering and planting.

  • Edition of 100 hand pulled collagraphs
  • 30" x 22"
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