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A Sabeel is a public water fountain, often decorated with stone carvings, for use by thirsty passersby or for washing before prayers. Benefactors often built a Sabeel as a charitable act and it was customary to bless the founder while taking the free drink. Issa’s ink sketch depicts the Sabeel in the grounds of Al Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem.

Medium: Print on 100% cotton French Savoy art paper with white acid-free mount

Size: 34 x 40 cm/13.3 x 40 in (including mount)

About the Artist: Issa Zawahreh

Issa A. Zawahreh was born in the Christian village of Taybeh, near Ramallah. As an active supporter of the Jerusalem Artists Collective, he nurtured and trained many aspiring young artists. His own work focuses on paintings of pastoral landscapes, rustic buildings and Jerusalem cityscapes. Issa died peacefully in Jerusalem on the 1st of December 2014, his 70th birthday.