The Bab el-Metwalli, also known as Bab Zuweyleh, dates from the 11th century and is one of the ancient city’s gates. The twin minarets, that can be seen behind, are those of the Mosque of Sultan Mu’ayyad Shaykh. This drawing was not lithographed for Roberts' The Holy Land, Syria, Idumea, Arabia, Egypt & Nubia; however it did prove an inspiration for an oil painting, dating to 1843, that is now in the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. We are grateful to Briony Llewellyn for her help when cataloguing this work.
1. H. Guiterman and B. Llewellyn, David Roberts, London 1987, p. 114
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