Ceremonial Art in the Judaic Tradition

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Author & Curator

Abram Kanof.


Raleigh, N.C., USA, 1975. 92 pp., illustrations: 4 col., 65 b&w, 20 × 25 cm. English.




North Carolina Museum of Art (27 April–15 June 1975)


Antique and contemporary Jewish ceremonial objects for home, synagogue, life cycle and festivals. Preface by Moussa M. Domit. Introduction by Abram Kanof provides an overview of: Judaism and Art, Art and Ceremony, Form and Style, Motifs and Symbols, and Light and Wine in Jewish Ceremony. Introductory remarks to each category of objects. Basic and descriptive entries. 184 items.

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AmuletsArchaeological findsBesamimBezalel Art SchoolBook bindingsCandlesticks/CandelabraChallah coversChuppahCircumcision implements/objectsElijah’s cupEtrog containersHaggadotHanukkah lampsHavdalah sets/compendiaHead coverings, bridalHevra Kadisha beakersHevra Kadisha tzedakah boxesKeter TorahKetubbotKiddush cupsMatzah covers/bagsMezuzah casesMizrachJewish Art, contemporary/modernNer TamidPesach platesPesach plates, 3-tieredPidyon ha-Ben platesPurim groggersPurim platesRimmonimRosh Hashanah honey dishesScrolls of Esther, casesScrolls of Esther, modern/contemporaryShabbat lampsShabbat platesShiviti plaques, metalSimchat Torah flagsSynagogue candlesticksTalit bagsTassTefillin casesTextilesTombstonesTorah Ark curtainsTorah Ark valancesTorah bindersTorah casesTorah mantlesTzedakah boxes/containersVigna Randanini, catacombsWedding cupsWedding ringsYadYahrzeit candleholdersYahrzeit/Memorial lampsYom Kippur belt buckles

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