Category:Illés Relief

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Illés Relief is a 1:500 scale model of the holy city of Jerusalem. The model is made from molten and beaten zinc and is hand-painted. It was hand-crafted between 1864 and 1873 by Stephen Illés. After being displayed at the 1873 World's Fair, the model was displayed around Europe and was purchased in 1878 by community leaders in Geneva where it was displayed for 40 years. It is currently on exhibition at the Tower of David Museum in Jerusalem. Illés exaggerated the height of the minarets and augmented the Dome of the Rock. These alterations were quite intentional to the narrative of Jerusalem that Illés wished to tell.

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