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dc.contributor.authorFine, Steven
dc.contributor.editorEvans, Helen C.
dc.identifier.citationFine, S. (2015). When is a menorah "Jewish"?: On the complexities of a symbol during the age of transition. In H. C. Evans (Ed.), Age of Transition Byzantine Culture in the Islamic World (pp. 38-63). The Metropolitan Museum of Art.en_US
dc.descriptionScholarly essay (Museum publication)en_US
dc.description.abstractMy objective in this paper is to trace the trajectory of one element of the Jerusalem medallion: its menorah. I will begin by contextualizing the image as it appears in the Roman East during the centuries encompassed by the exhibition "Byzantium and lslam--·called by some the Byzantine and Early Islamic periods, by others Late Antiquity. and by the curator of the exhibition, Helen Evans. simply, the Age of Transition. I will then discuss ways that Jewish and other communities in Palestine, beginning with the Samaritans, used this image, and continue with an exploration of the supersession of temple imagery particularly the menorah-first by Christians and then by the Umayyads.en_US
dc.description.sponsorship"This publication was made by Mary and Michael Jaharis."en_US
dc.publisherThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesBernard Revel Faculty Publications;2015
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.subjectThe Temple Menorahen_US
dc.subjectRoman Easten_US
dc.subjectThe Age of Transitionen_US
dc.titleWhen is a menorah "Jewish"?: On the complexities of a symbol during the age of transitionen_US

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