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Start of the Procession of the Festival of the Mah'Mal
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Bain, Robert E. M
Start of the Procession of the Festival of the Mah'Mal [Graphic]
Translated Title:
Earthly Footsteps of The Man of Galilee Being Three Hundred and Eighty-Four Original Photographic Views and Descriptions of the Places Connected with the Earthly Life of Our Lord and His Apostles Traced with Note Book and Camera showing where Christ was born, brought up, baptized, tempted, transfigured and crucified, together with the scenes of his prayers, tears, miracles and sermons, and also places made sacred by the labors of his apostles, from Jerusalem to Rome by Bishop John H. Vincent, D.D., LL.D., Rev. James W. Lee, D.D., and R.E.M. Bain. London: W.A. Hammond, Holborn Hall, E.C.
St. Louis, 1894.
Object Details:
1 photograph : b&w ; 25.4 x 17.5 cm ( 10 x 6.875 in).
Photograph is in a book with a description beneath ; printed description: "(Exodus, xxxii: 23, 24.)--We see in the 23rd and 24th verses of the 32d chapter of Exodus how the children of Israel had imbibed the ideas of idolatry in vogue among the Egyptians. In the view above we have a scene representing idolatry among the Egyptians of to-day. While the Mohammedans are said to worship the one God, yet they attach a sacredness and divine significance to things which make of them as complete idols as were held in adoration by their ancient ancestors. This festival of the Mah'Mal is annually observed in Cairo. It is popularly called the procession of the Holy Carpet. It has reference to the pilgrimage that is made every year to Mecca by devout Mohammedans. The Mah'Mal is a litter made of wood in the form of a pyramid, in which the carpet is placed to be carried to Mecca. This carpet for the mosque at Mecca is manufactured in Constantiniople and sent to Cairo at the expense of the Sultan." See 5145BAI/LVi63CAJS (Voyager # 358012)
Guards, people, and young trees line the street; a procession with a pyramid-shaped litter on the street
Scanning Notes:
Mah Mal Procession
Holy Carpet Procession
Classification ID:
CAJS Image Collection LVii BAI 5337 LVii63CAJS
The Lenkin Family Collection of Photography, University of Pennsylvania Libraries
Geographical Location:
Cairo (Egypt)

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Category: Holy Carpet Procession
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Year: 1894
Creator: Bain, Robert E. M
Physical description: photograph
Title: Start of the Procession of the Festival of the Mah'Mal