Unformatted text preview: Golden Haggadah, Barcelona, Spain, 1320 1. finest of the surviving Haggadah manuscripts. a. Haggadah- marration b. Service book used in households on Passover eve at a festival meal to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt. 2. One of the most decorated books, designed to be used at home by young children to educate and provide example for artistic creativity. 3. Text conatins Passover poems. Text is followed by series of full page miniatures depicting scenes from the exodus. 4. Golden tooled background make these illuminated manuscripts famous. 5. Two artists in the northern French gothic style. 6. 17 th century Italian binding has elaborate cover and border. Hebrew is written from right to left, so the golden haggadah opens from the right as well. FINAL EXAM QUESTION Choose one work of art from middle ages <1500. Relate it to what we have been studying in class. Iconography, materials, patronage....
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- Spring '08
- Judaism, The Exodus, Book of Exodus, Ibn Shoshan Synagogue, Samuel Halevi