Wednesday, August 8, 2018

The J. Paul Getty Museum opens "Art of Three Faiths: a Torah, a Bible, and a Qur'an"

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"Decorated Text Page" (Sūrat al-An‘ām 6: 121–122), from a Qur’an, Tunisia, ninth century, Artist unknown, The J. Paul Getty Museum (The J. Paul Getty Museum)
LOS ANGELES, Ca---The J. Paul Getty Museum recently announced the acquisition of the Rothschild Pentateuch, a manuscript of the first five books of the Hebrew Bible, known as the Torah. Its acquisition, coupled with works already in the Museum’s manuscripts collection, allows the Getty to represent the medieval art of illumination in sacred texts from the three Abrahamic religions—Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Art of Three Faiths: A Torah, a Bible, and a Qur’an, on view August 7, 2018 through February 3, 2019, showcases three spectacular examples of each of these three: a Christian Bible and a Qur’an will be shown alongside the newly acquired Torah. [More]

J. Paul Getty Museum: "Art of Three Faiths: A Torah, a Bible, and a Qur’an" (August 7, 2018–February 3, 2019); 1200 Getty Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA; (310) 440-7300; getty.edu
Decorated Text Page (Book of Exodus) from the Rothschild Pentateuch, France and/or Germany, 1296. Leaf: 10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (27.5 x 21 cm). Ms. 116 (2018.43), fol. 119v.
Decorated Text Page (Book of Genesis) from the Rothschild Pentateuch, France and/or Germany, 1296. Leaf: 10 7/8 x 8 1/4 in. (27.5 x 21 cm). Ms. 116 (2018.43), fol. 32v.

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