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Ex oriente. Isaak und der Weisse Elefant. Bagdad—Jerusalem—Aachen. Eine Reise durch drei Kulturen um 800 und heute

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Translated title Ex oriente. Isaac and the White Elephant. Baghdad—Jerusalem—Aachen. A Journey Through Three Cultures ca. 800 and Today
Editors & Curators

Georg Minkenberg, Wolfgang Dressen, Adam C. Oellers.

Imprint

Aachen, Germany, 2003. XV, 337 pp., illustrations: 217 col., 30 b&w, 23.5 × 11 cm. German.

ISBN

380533270X

Location

Rathaus, Aachener Dom, and Domschatzkammer (30 June–28 September 2003)

Description

An exhibition inspired by the journey of a Jewish envoy who was sent by Karl the Great (the future Charlemagne) from Aachen to Baghdad via Jerusalem, to bring gifts to the caliph. Material displayed in four sections: Isaac’s Journey, Bagdad, Jerusalem, and Aachen. Most of the Jewish exhibits are found in the section on Jerusalem (pp. 207–274), which features Jewish, Muslim and Christian objects from a variety of periods and places. No itemized listing.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSJERUSALEMPRINTED BOOKS

minor keywords

Eretz IsraelHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, YemenIncantation bowlsPilgrims’ flasks/jugsSynagogues, mosaic floorsTalmudTemple of Jerusalem in art/architectureTemple implements

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