November 18, 2013 "The Color of Jewish Life" | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

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November 18, 2013 "The Color of Jewish Life"

Steven Fine
Steven Fine, Director of Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies, New York

“The Color of Jewish Life: The Art of Ancient Judaism”

November 18, 2013
Steven Fine, Director of Yeshiva University’s Center for Israel Studies, New York
Time: 7:00pm
 Location:  The Tucson Jewish Community Center (3800 E. River Rd)
 free and open to all

In this lecture Steven Fine will explore the significance of polychromy in Jewish art of Roman antiquity. He will present literary and archaeological evidence for polychromy in ancient synagogue art and suggest possible reconstructions of ancient coloration of synagogue artifacts.  Fine will also describe the newest discoveries of the Yeshiva University Arch of Titus Digital Restoration Project which revealed the original coloration of the Jerusalem Temple menorah as portrayed on Titus’ triumphal arch.

Prof. Fine is a cultural historian, specializing in Jewish history in the Greco-Roman period.  He is the author of Art and Judaism in the Greco-Roman World: Toward a New Jewish Archaeology (Cambridge 2005) which received the Jordan Schnitzer Book Award of the Association for Jewish Studies.

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