Mosque of Omar (Original)


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An original watercolour painting of the entrance to the Mosque of Omar, which lies next to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Christian Quarter. It was built in the 12th century after Caliph Omar ibn al Kuttab was invited to pray at the Church but declined in order to avoid setting a precedent. The Mosque was built by Sultan Afdal bin Saladin to mark this event.

Medium: Watercolour painting mounted in a dark frame/2017

Size:  37 x 48 cm/14.5 x 19 in painting inside 41 x 52 cm/16 x 20 in frame

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About the Artist: Hosni Radwan

The work of renowned artist Hosni Radwan spans more than 30 years of production and demonstrates impressive sketching skills and the use of a variety of mediums. Born in Baghdad, he studied at the College of Fine Art in Baghdad. He has participated in numerous international exhibitions and his new works are always eagerly awaited by collectors. We are delighted to offer a series of watercolours of Jerusalem painted by Hosni exclusively for the Levantine Gallery.