A Model of the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem

Still standing in Jerusalem, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher enshrines the reputed sites of Jesus’s crucifixion, entombment, and resurrection. In the 17th century, Middle Eastern craftsmen produced scale models of the church as gifts for European rulers and as souvenirs for wealthy pilgrims to the holy site. The wooden models—about 30 are known today—were made in different sizes and with varying degrees of refinement and complexity. Large versions like this one can be taken apart to allow one to explore the interior.