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‮ושתי. הפרק הגנוז‬‎ Vashti. The Newly-discovered Chapter

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(138 words)

Author & Curator

Shira Friedman.

Imprint

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2015. VII, 48 pp., illustrations: 24 col., 11.5 × 15 cm. Hebrew and English, with object descriptions only in Hebrew.

Location

Neve Schechter (20 February–20 April 2015)

Description

Interpretations of Vashti’s character as reflected in contemporary works of art. These pieces explore her role in the Book of Esther and the connections between beauty, power and obedience. Exhibits included three examples of Esther & Vashti flags/bells, a new object introduced by the “Ma’ayan” organization in 2002, which are to be waved every time Esther or Vashti’s name is mentioned during the megillah reading. Brief introduction. Descriptive entries (in Hebrew only). 19 items.

main keywords

JEWISH ART, CONTEMPORARY/MODERNPURIMVASHTI

minor keywords

Paintings, biblical imagesPrints, biblical imagesPurim costumes/masksScrolls of Esther, illuminated

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