Damascus Gate Coffee Shop

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This etching from the early part of Manchester-born painter and engraver Simon Black's career, depicts a coffee shop in Damascus Gate, a portal to the old city of Jerusalem, with its popular nargila or shisha (tobacco water pipes), a traditional part of traditional Middle Eastern culture.

Ben Uri Gallery & Museum

London

Title

Damascus Gate Coffee Shop

Date

1985

Medium

etching on paper

Measurements

H 13.9 x W 17.8 cm

Accession number

1987-33

Acquisition method

purchased by the Ben Uri Art Society, 1986

Work type

Print

Signature/marks description

Signed and dated (lower right): Simon H Black 85

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