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Out of the Blue ‮אל עומק התכלת‬‎

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Editors & Curators

Oree Meiri, Yigal Bloch, Yehuda Kaplan

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 2018. 191 pp., illustrations: 116 col., 30 × 20 cm. Hebrew and English.

ISBN

9789657027332

Location

Bible Lands Museum Jerusalem (Opening: 1 June 2018)

Description

The history and archaeological remains of techelet blue, one of the world’s most precious colors, and its closely-related counterpart, argaman (royal purple). The exhibition traces the story of these prized colors in the ancient world: their mention in biblical and extra-biblical texts, association with royalty and divinity, natural sources, production, rediscovery in modern times, kabbalistic and amuletic meanings and usage, and symbolic use in the flag of the State of Israel. Catalog with 15 essays by various authors on these and related topics, including several on the ancient dye industry in Eretz Israel. 152 items.

Description

The exhibition was held in honor of the State of Israel’s 70th anniversary.

main keywords

AMULETSARCHAEOLOGICAL FINDSJEWELRYFLAGS, STATE OF ISRAELTECHELETTEXTILES

minor keywords

CoinsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CIncantation bowlsKabbalahMagen David as symbolScrolls of Esther, illuminatedTalit

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 6 pp., illustrations: 7 col., 1 b&w, 21.1 × 14.6 cm. Hebrew and English.

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