Nablûs - The Ancient Samaritan Pentateuch

Francis BedfordApril 13, 1862

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

The Samaritan Pentateuch or Torah. The Torah rests in a cylindrical case and is covered by an embroidered cloth. The top handles of the scroll are adorned with two ornate spheres, one smaller and one larger. Samaritan writing covers the embroidered cloth.


  • Title: Nablûs - The Ancient Samaritan Pentateuch
  • Creator: Francis Bedford
  • Date Created: April 13, 1862
  • Location Created: London, England
  • Physical Dimensions: 12.5 × 8.9 cm (4 15/16 × 3 1/2 in.)
  • Type: Print
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Albumen silver print
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 84.XB.1272.30
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles
  • Creator Display Name: Francis Bedford (English, 1815/1816 - 1894)
  • Classification: Photographs (Visual Works)

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