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From Jerusalem to Rome and Back: the Journey of the Menorah. From Fact to Myth

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Curator

Daniela Di Castro.

Imprint

Rome, Italy, 2008. Booklet, 64 pp., illustrations: 36 col., 5 b&w, 15.8 × 11 cm. English.

ISBN

9788887506027

Location

Museo Ebraico di Roma (16 June–15 September 2008)

Description

The Temple Menorah as an object, symbol, work of art, and spoil of war that binds together the cities of Jerusalem and Rome. Catalog text surveys the menorah’s known history, from its creation to disappearance, and its use as a potent symbol on Italian Jewish works from antiquity onward. No itemized listing.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSJERUSALEMMENORAH AS SYMBOLROMESYNAGOGUE TEXTILESTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Book bindingsCoats of ArmsElijah’s chairEretz IsraelHanukkah lampsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CItalyKetubbotLevite setsMenorahPlatesPostcardsSynagogues, ancient, DiasporaSynagogues, inscriptions fromTombstones, ancientTorah ArksTorah mantlesTorah wrappers, ItalianVilla Torlonia, catacombs

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