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Art for the Passover in the Medieval Mediterranean

Art for the Passover in the Medieval Mediterranean
57 Queens Park Circle, Teefy Hall room 101
Time: Apr 10th, 7:15 pm End: Apr 10th, 8:15 pm
Interest Categories: Visual Studies (UTM), Medieval Studies (FAS), Jewish Studies, Classics (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, Arts, Culture and Media (UTSC), Art (FAS), 400-1200, 400-1 BCE, 1200-1500, 1-400 CE
Lecture by Linda Safran, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

The Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies is pleased to present:

Linda Safran, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies

Art for the Passover in the Medieval Mediterranean

The Passover story of the exodus from Egypt has inspired artistic responses for nearly two millennia. From images on ancient synagogue walls to illustrated books used at the Seder to contemporary matzo boxes, visual representations of Passover often contain hidden messages among their straightforward narratives. This talk explores some of the beautiful works of art produced by or for Jews in the Mediterranean area during the Middle Ages in connection with this central event in Jewish history, religion, and imagination.

This event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For further information, please contact the Canadian Institute for Mediterranean Studies or the Centre for Medieval Studies.

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