Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Magen David in Turkish art

From the World Catalog:
Türk sanatında altı köşeli yıldız : Mühr-i Süleyman
Author:  İdil Türeli
Publisher:             Cağaloğlu, İstanbul : Kitabevi, 2011.
Series:   Kitabevi, 435
Edition/Format:     Print book : Turkish
Subjects :
Art, Turkish.
Magen David in art.
Jewish art and symbolism -- Turkey.

If anyone interested in the Star of David / Solomons Seal 
knows Turkish 
please send me a review of this book 

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Iranian Six-pointed star from early 13th century CE

 Exhibit in the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC, USA.
Photographer: Daderot
CC Wikimedia Commons 

King Solomon Manuscript 1558

King Solomon 
Detail from a Manuscript 
Windows with Solomon Seals or Stars of David 
Year:  1558
Sultan Suleyman in the Guise of King Solomon; Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama-i al-i Osman (Royal Book of the House of Osman) of 'Arifi
CC Wikimedia

Friday, October 13, 2017

The "Jewish Connection" to the Hexagrams on the breweries and taverns of Germany

Dr. J.J. Hirsh in his article The Hexagram (The Shekel, vol. 14, no. 3, 1981) mentions that "Were it not for the Encyclopedia of   Freemasonry, the "Jewish Connection" to the Hexagrams on the breweries and taverns of Germany would   have never surfaced. The last paragraph under Seal of Solomon states": 
"Among the old Kabbalistic Hebrews, the Seal of Solomon was, as a talisman, of course deemed to be a sure preventive against the danger of fire. The more modem Jews, still believing in its talismanic virtues, placed it as a safeguard on their houses and on their breweries, because they were especially liable to the danger of fire. The common people, seeing this figure affixed always to Jewish brew-houses, mistook it for a sign, and in time, in Upper Germany, the hexagon, or Seal of Solomon, was adopted by German innkeepers as the sign of a beer-house, just as the chequers have been adopted in England, though with a different history, as the sign of a tavern". 

Lantern Suspended on The Occasion of a Wedding

Image from page 149 of "An account of the manners and customs of the modern Egyptians, written in Egypt during the years 1833-1835"
Author: Lane, Edward William, 1801-1876
Text Appearing Before Image:
The lantern here represented, which is constructed of wood, and painted green, red, white, and blue, is called tureiya (the Arabic name of the Pleiades), and, together with the frame above, from which six lamps are suspended, and which is termed khatim Suleyman (or Solomons seal), composes what is called a heml kanadeel. 

Friday, September 29, 2017