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La Menorà, culto, storia e mito. The Menora, cult, history and myth

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Imprint

Milan, Italy, 2017. 375 pp. illlustrations: 160 col., 23 b&w, 28 × 24.3 cm. Italian and English.

ISBN

9788857235783

Location

Braccio di Carlo Magno Museum, Vatican City, and Museo Ebraico di Roma (15 May–23 July 2017)

Description

A joint exhibition between the Vatican Museums and the Jewish Museum of Rome, elucidating the history of the Temple Menorah from its biblical creation to modern times. Five introductory essays followed by 8 chronological sections, each with essay and exhibits. Topics include: the reality and myth of the Menorah (Francesco Leone); the energy of the Menorah as a symbol (Amadeo Spagnoletto); the Menorah in Christian symbolism (Pier Francesco Fumagalli); the symbology of the Menorah in early Christianity (Emanuela Prinzivalli); the Menorah in Kabbalah (Marina Caffiero); the Menorah’s symbolic meaning in Jewish art (Shalom Sabar); the Menorah in ancient art (Samuele Rocca), in Late Antiquity through the Middle Ages in Rome and Europe (Guido Cornini), during the Renaissance (Arnold Nesselrath), during the 17th Century and the Baroque World (Francesco Leone), in ceremonial objects from Rome (Olga Melasecchi), in the 19th Century (Francesco Leone), and in contemporary art (Giorgia Calò). 131 items.

main keywords

ARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSKABBALAHMENORAH AS SYMBOLSYNAGOGUE TEXTILESTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

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