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

La Menorà, culto, storia e mito. The Menora, cult, history and myth
(259 words)

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 FINDS
CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
KABBALAH
MENORAH AS SYMBOL
SYNAGOGUE TEXTILES
TORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Aleph-Bet books/sheets
Amulets
Bet Alpha
Bezalel Art School
Bibles
Biblical images
Book bindings
Bread stamps
Cairo Genizah
Chagall, Marc
Christian art
Christian illuminated manuscripts
Coins
Dura Europos
Elijah’s chair
Flavius Josephus
Gold glass
Hanukkah lamps
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th C
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bibles
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th C
Historical photographs
Keter Torah
Medals
Menorah
Micrography
Minhagim books
Oil lamps, ancient
Ossuaries/Sarcophagi
Printed books
Rings, signet
Rome
Rimmonim
Shahn, Ben
Shiviti plaques, paper
Synagogues, ancient
Synagogues, Italy
Tombstones, ancient
Torah (scroll)
Torah Ark curtains
Torah Arks
Torah mantles
Torah wrappers, Italian
Villa Torlonia, catacombs
Yichus Ha-Avot

Cite this page
“La Menorà, culto, storia e mito. The Menora, cult, history and myth”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC2255>
First published online: 2019



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