Jerusalem: Stone and Spirit - 3000 Years of History and Art
By: Dan Bahat (author), Shalom Sabar (author)Hardback
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Jerusalem: Stone and Spirit offers a view of the city in a blend of history and visual images. The sanctified sites of the city, its personages, and its landscapes have captivated the imagination of artists over the centuries - and, as in every culture, the images that have resulted speak of the values and convictions of their creators. Art and artifacts collected from all over the world - some virtually unknown - show maps based on the Bible and historical events; lithographs, including a romanticized view of the Dome of the Rock; the earliest Biblical quotation found, inscribed on a silver plaque; illuminated manuscripts showing Mohammad's ascension into heaven (16th century) and the crusaders' seige of Jerusalem (13th century); coins stamped with an early image of the menorah or a portrait of the Emperor Hadrian; and mosaics, reliefs, letters, and paintings. These fascinating objects - the soul of jerusalem past and present - narrate the religious, social, political, and artistic history of the city.
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