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Sacred. Books of the Three Faiths: Judaism, Christianity, Islam

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Editor

John Reeve.

Imprint

London, United Kingdom, 2007. 224 pp., illustrations: 205 col., 23.7 × 23 cm. English.

ISBN

9780712349550

Location

British Library (27 April–23 September 2007)

Description

A comparative look at the types of ornamentation used in Jewish, Christian and Islamic sacred texts: calligraphy, shared iconography, word art, marginal decoration and the biblical figures of Moses and David. Three essays, including “Living with Sacred Jewish Texts” (Everett Fox). Bulk of the catalog dedicated to the exhibits, with numerous ceremonial objects featured in the final section “Religious Life”. Detailed descriptive entries. 200 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSHEBREW SCRIPTPRINTED BOOKSTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

AmuletsBesamimBiblesChuppahGenizotHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHamsasHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Portugal, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CHoly Land travelogues/itinerariesJudeo-Persian manuscriptsKabbalahKaraites, BiblesKetubbotKiddush cupsKiddush jugs/decantersMizrachRimmonimRimmonim casesSamaritans, Bibles/Torah ScrollsScrolls of Esther, casesScrolls of Esther, illuminatedShabbat lampsShiviti plaques, paperTassTorah Ark curtainsTorah mantlesYad

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