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Micrography: The Hebrew Word as Art

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Curators

Sharon Liberman Mintz, Elka Deitsch.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2001. Leaflet, 6 pp., illustrations: 4 b&w, 21 × 9 cm. English.

Location

Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (1 November 2001–1 February 2002)

Description

Micrography as a popular scribal art, first in biblical codices and later in decorated ketubbot, wall hangings and various other contexts favored by Hebrew scribes. Attention also paid to the late-18th-century invention of lithography, which led to the mass production of micrographic prints, and the continuation of this Jewish art form in modern times. No itemized listing.

main keywords

HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSMICROGRAPHYPRINTS

minor keywords

Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, England, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, France, 12th–14th CMizrachOmer calendarsPortraits, rabbisPostcards

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