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Icons of Sinai at the Getty

Jewcy is heavily outfitted with West Coasters, so in the interest of megalopolitan bipartisanship, I'm happy to announce the following exhibition: Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai, on view November 14, 2006 through March 4, 2007 at the J. … Read More

By / September 27, 2006

Jewcy is heavily outfitted with West Coasters, so in the interest of megalopolitan bipartisanship, I'm happy to announce the following exhibition: Holy Image, Hallowed Ground: Icons from Sinai, on view November 14, 2006 through March 4, 2007 at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles. Honorary Jewcer and PR coordinator Britt Lundborg writes:

This landmark exhibition features 43 icons and 5 manuscripts from the extraordinary collection of Saint Catherine's Monastery.  The only chance to see these strikingly beautiful images will be at the Getty, unless you trek through the desert.

Nestled at the base of Mount Sinai in Egypt, Saint Catherine's is the oldest functioning Christian monastery, with a collection of more than 2,000 Byzantine icons, some dating to the 6th century.  Also on view will be a selection of manuscripts from the monastery's library, which is second only to the Vatican's.  Nearly a decade in the making and one of the most ambitious loan shows undertaken by the Getty Museum, Holy Image, Hallowed Ground offers an unprecedented look at some of the oldest surviving icons of the Byzantine world and a rare glimpse into life at the historic monastery.

For more information, please contact Britt at (212) 583-2754 or Lundborgb@ruderfinn.com

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