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‮חותם שלמה—ח׳אתם סולימאן‬‎ King Solomon’s Seal ‮خاتم سليمان‬‎

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Editor & Curator

Rachel Milstein.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 1995. 189 pp., illustrations: 84 col., 58 b&w, 27 × 21 cm. Hebrew, English and Arabic.

Location

Tower of David Museum of the History of Jerusalem (Opening: 5 September 1995)

Description

King Solomon’s lasting influence on the art and culture of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, especially with regards to his symbolic hexagram (known as “King Solomon’s Seal”). Introductory essay discusses the figure, kingship and wisdom of King Solomon, his depiction in art, his splendid throne, his building of the Temple, and the multiple aspects and applications (in medicine, magic, astronomy, astrology, etc.) of his seal. Particular emphasis on the hexagram’s use in the Muslim world, which served as a cultural crossroad between the East and the West. Basic entries. 116 items.

main keywords

MAGEN DAVID AS SYMBOLSOLOMON, KINGSOLOMON’S SEAL

minor keywords

Aleph-Bet books/sheetsArabic/Persian illuminated manuscriptsArchaelogical findsAstronomy/AstrologyChristian illuminated manuscriptsCoinsDura EuroposHanukkah lampsHead coverings, men’sHebrew illuminated manuscripts, 10th–12th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Netherlands, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CJewelryMedicineScrolls of Esther, illuminatedTorah Ark curtainsTorah Arks, miniatureTorah binders

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