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Laderman, Jewish Art in Late Antiquity (Brill)

Jewish Art in Late Antiquity

The State of Research in Ancient Jewish Art

Brill Research Perspectives in Humanities and Social Sciences
Brill Research Perspectives in Religion and the Arts

Author: Dr Shulamit Laderman

Antique Jewish art visualized the idea that the essence of God is beyond the world of forms. In the Bible, the Israelites were commanded to build sanctuaries without cult statues. Following the destruction of the Second Temple, Jews turned to literary and visual aids to fill the void. In this accessible survey, Shulamit Laderman traces the visualizations of the Tabernacle implements, including the seven-branch menorah, the Torah ark, the shofar, the four species, and other motifs associated with the Hebrew Bible and the Jewish calendar. These motifs evolved into iconographic symbols visualized in a range of media, including coins, funerary art, and synagogue decorations in both Israel and the Diaspora. Particular attention is given to important discoveries such as the frescoes of the third-century CE synagogue in Dura-Europos, mosaic floors in synagogues in Galilee, and architectural and carved motifs that decorated burial places.

Copyright Year: 2022

Prices from (excl. VAT): €70.00 / $84.00

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