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‮חתום בכוכבים. דימוי וסמל הגלגל-המזלות‬‎

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Author & Curator

Iris Fishof.

Co-authors

Ariel Cohen, Moshe Idel.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 2001. Hebrew edition: 136 pp., illustrations: 142 col., 11 b&w, 30 × 23 cm; English edition: 144 pp.

ISBN

9652782661 (Hebrew edition); 9652782734 (English edition)

Location

Israel Museum (21 March–31 December 2001)

Description

The origins and representation of the zodiac signs in pagan, Christian and Jewish traditions, with particular emphasis on its appearance in Jewish art. Two essays by Iris Fishof examine the various contexts in which the zodiac appears in Jewish art (synagogue mosaic floors, calendars, synagogue ceilings, Torah ornaments, astronomical and medical texts, etc.), and how each zodaic sign is represented artistically. Two additional essays discuss: “The Celestial Host, the Calendar and Jewish Art” (Ariel Cohen), and “The Zodiac in Jewish Thought” (Moshe Idel).

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSTORAH ORNAMENTSZODIAC SIGNS

minor keywords

AmuletsAryeh Judah Leib ben Elchanan of Trebitsch (scribe-artist)Bet AlphaCalendarsChristian illuminated manuscriptsEin GediHammat TiberiasHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Netherlands, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, PersianHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Poland, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Russia, 17th–19th CIsaac Meir Resnick of Kishinev (scribe-artist)Joshua ben Mordechai of Wolletz (scribe-artist)Keter TorahKetubbotMicrographyMizrachPesach platesPidyon ha-Ben platesPrinted booksScrolls of Esther, illuminatedSynagogues, mosaic floorsSynagogues, wall paintingsTorah bindersWedding cups

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