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A Visual Testimony: Judaica from the Vatican Library

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Editor

Philip Hiat.

Curators

Philip E. Miller, Innis Howe Shoemaker.

Collection

Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

Imprint

Miami, Fla., USA, 1986. 104 pp., illustrations: 37 col., 23 b&w, 30.2 × 23.3 cm. English.

Location

Center for the Fine Arts (17 July–16 September 1986)

Description

The first major public showing of the Vatican’s Hebraic treasures. Introduction by Philip Hiat. Three catalog essays: “The History of the Hebrew Collections of the Vatican Library” (Leonard E. Boyle), “Texts in Context: Hebraica in the Vatican Library as a Resource for Jewish-Christian Relations (Michael A. Signer)”, and “Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts in the Vatican Library” (Joseph Gutmann). Catalog entries by Philip E. Miller and Michael A. Signer. 56 items.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSJEWISH-CHRISTIAN RELATIONSPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, France, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CMicrographyTalmudYosifon, Book of

Related ephemera

Leaflet for the exhibition’s showing in New York, including excerpts from the catalog text, 6 pp., cover illus. only, 23 × 9.6 cm; Leaflet for the exhibition’s showing in Philadelphia, with description of exhibition and glossary of terms, 6 pp., no illustrations, 28 × 12.8 cm.

Other venues

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Tex., USA (December 1986–10 January 1987); HUC-JIR Skirball Museum, Los Angeles, Calif., USA (March–10 April 1988); Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, Tenn., USA (1 May–30 June 1988); New York Public Library, New York City, USA (15 October 1988–14 January 1989); Philadelphia Museum of Art, Pa., USA (29 January–2 April 1989); Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, Mass., USA (24 April–9 July 1989)

Catalog from other venue

#988 (Memphis)

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