Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

From Jerusalem to Rome and Back: the Journey of the Menorah. From Fact to Myth
(129 words)

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 FINDS
CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
JERUSALEM
MENORAH AS SYMBOL
ROME
SYNAGOGUE TEXTILES
TORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Book bindings
Coats of Arms
Elijah’s chair
Eretz Israel
Hanukkah lamps
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th C
Italy
Ketubbot
Levite sets
Menorah
Plates
Postcards
Synagogues, ancient, Diaspora
Synagogues, inscriptions from
Tombstones, ancient
Torah Arks
Torah mantles
Torah wrappers, Italian
Villa Torlonia, catacombs

Cite this page
“From Jerusalem to Rome and Back: the Journey of the Menorah. From Fact to Myth”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 28 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC1955>
First published online: 2019



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