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.
Significant finds at Lachish include ostraca of great interest for linguistic research of ancient Hebrew. This one is written in a cursive script, the most developed form of Paleo-Hebrew. The lower section of the print is a portion of a mural found at Ninevah depicting the Israelites being marched into captivity by King Sennacherib.
- Edition of 100 hand pulled collagraphs
- 30" x 22"