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THE HORNED MOSES IN MEDIEVAL ART AND THOUGHT: Mellinkoff, Ruth

THE HORNED MOSES IN MEDIEVAL ART AND THOUGHT

Mellinkoff, Ruth

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ISBN 10: 0520017056 / ISBN 13: 9780520017054
Editorial: University of California Press, Berkeley, 1970
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ASSOCIATION COPY. Inscribed by author to noted scholar, Stanley Greenfield, to FFEP. Thin 1.5" crease to bottom of FPDEP. Slight bow to front board. Sharp corners. Dustjacket very good plus. Price clipped. Light sunning to spine. Light creasing with a couple of tiny closed tears to top edge of jacket. A tiny bit of the edges of spine and flaps rubbed white. White and black lettering, illustration of "The rain of manna" to Caribbean blue front cover. Gilt debossed lettering to beautiful Caribbean blue cloth-covered boards. 210 pp. with extensive notes and bibliography; index. 130 black and white illustrations following index. Text clean, bright, tight. Michelangelo's representation of the prophet Moses with horns is an enigma to most people of the present day who think of horns as symbols of evil or dishonor. Yet, not only Michelangelo, but many artists, before and after him, depicted Moses with horns, a symbol that then must have had a deeper and more favorable connotation. The present volume tracks a solution through folklore and anthropology, as well as art history, and the problem of Moses' horns leads to an absorbing quest into the symbolic imagination of medieval man. (front flap). FINE in Very Good Plus Dustjacket. N° de ref. de la librería 69215

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Título: THE HORNED MOSES IN MEDIEVAL ART AND THOUGHT

Editorial: University of California Press, Berkeley

Año de publicación: 1970

Encuadernación: Hardcover

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pp. xix, (1), 210, section with b/w plates containing 130 illustrations at rep, 10 chapters, summary and conclusions, notes ot the text, bibliography, index.

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