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Laodicea, Turkey: ruins of the ancient city. Steel engraving by E.P. Brandard after T. Allom.

  • Allom, Thomas, 1804-1872
[between 1840 and 1849?]
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About this work


The ruins of Laodicea including a theatre are seen with some local people and animals. The mountain of Yunt is seen in the background. Laodicea was earlier known as Diospolis and Rhoas. The city was the ancient Hellenistic metropolis of Phrygia Pacatiana (also attributed to Caria and Lydia), built on the river Lycus (Çürüksu), in Anatolia near the modern village of Eskihisar, Denizli Province, Turkey. The church at Laodicea was one of the Seven Churches to whom the Book of Revelation was addressed (Revelation 1:4 and 3:14)


London : Virtue & Co., [between 1840 and 1849?]

Physical description

1 print : steel engraving ; image 16.5 x 25.2 cm


Laodicea. Col. II.1 Tho.s Allom, pinx.t E. Brandard, sculpt.


[State with lettering referring to Saint Paul's Epistle to the Colossians].

Lettering note

Lettering refers to the Pauline Epistle to the Colossians 2:1: "For I would that ye knew what great conflict I have for you, and for them at Laodicea, and for as many as have not seen my face in the flesh"


Wellcome Library no. 2200258i

Reproduction note

After: a painting by Thomas Allom in the same direction sold at Bonham's, Knightsbridge, 3 December 2014, lot 112, with a painting of Pergamum, each in oil on canvas 46 x 72 cm



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