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ARCHITECTURE TOUR OF THE GETTY AND THE ROTHSCHILD PENTATEUCH (recently acquired)

 Sunday February 24, 2019 – 3:00 – 5:00 pm



TIOH member and Sages of the Present participant Esther Weiss will be our docent at the Getty Museum (the one off the 405 highway).  She is a trained Getty docent and will also take teach us about the Rothschild Pentateuch, recently acquired by the Getty.  Like a traditional Torah, the manuscript consists of the Five Books of Moses: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. Unlike a traditional Torah, it features extensive illustrations: three full-page paintings, 56 large illuminated text panels, 72 small illuminated text panels and hundreds of marginal images. The visuals feature fantastic beasts and animals as well as more abstract calligraphic flourishes, with a scene of Moses addressing the Israelites added later by the 
15th-century scribe-artist Joel ben Simeon.

 

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