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Goldin Auctions is honored to present an exclusive antique door from the Cenacle Room (also known as the Room of the Last Supper). The metal door was previously in use for many years dating back to the Ottoman Empire at the Cenacle Room which is located at the Tomb of King David building complex on Mount Zion in the old city of Jerusalem in Israel.  

The Cenacle room (meaning “Upper Room”) is regarded by the Christian Church as the location of the last supper where Jesus and the disciples are renowned by the Church to have held their final Passover meal. The Tomb of King David building is unique in that it is sacred for Jews, Christians and Muslims.  It is the only building in the world where there is a Synagogue, a Church and a Mosque all under the one roof.  The building is used and shared by Jews, Muslims and Christians on a daily basis.  The door symbolizes an amazing example of peaceful coexistence by the world’s three major religions.  It is a fitting legacy of King David’s dream of world peace as expressed in the book of Psalms. 

The steel door which dates to the Ottoman Empire, became available when it was made redundant due to repairs to the ancient stonework of the door posts that made the doorway narrower, and the old door was then put into a basement and eventually donated to a not-for-profit charitable society.  The society now seeks to find a new home for this unique antique, in order to further their goals of funding archaeological expeditions in Israel and Biblical awareness programs in the United States. According to Mt. Zion Society Archaeologist Rod Salinger, “The proceeds raised from the sale of this door will go towards future archaeological projects in Old Jerusalem so we can continue to learn more about this city shrouded in mystery”. 

For Jews the Tomb of King David is a sacred site and is visited by millions of visitors each year. According to leading Jewish theologians Mount Zion is shrouded in mystery.  It is mentioned over 150 times in the Bible and is identified as a precinct (suburb) of the old city of Jerusalem.  The door from the Cenacle Room measures 67 x 35 inches and holds incredible religious significance, unique heritage and a history of being part of the Tomb of King David. There are rust marks and other abrasions present on both sides.  It is a truly remarkable item, that provides a unique opportunity for collectors of Jewish, Christian or Muslim backgrounds to bring a very special part of the Holy Land to America and to make the Bible story come alive. This historic door comes with a LOA signed by Rabbi Yitzchak Goldstein, the Chief Rabbi Mt. Zion Jersusalem as well as a four-page report written and signed by Chaim Milun, Consulting Engineer hired to investigate the renovations made to the room post the removal of the door.

Please note that due to the size and weight of this item, shipping costs will be substantial.

Ottoman Empire Era Steel Door From King Davids Tomb - Cenacle Room South Entrance (Location of "The Last Supper")
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