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(VII) Img. ID: 123 Sgan-Cohen, Bocca della Verita Alphabet , , New York, 1986 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document

2 Name/Title Sgan-Cohen, Bocca della Verita Alphabet | Not relevant
3a Object Painting
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Sgan-Cohen, Michael (painter, 1944-1999) (Painter)
5 Date 1986
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Modern
6a Period Detail
7 Origin USA | New York
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | Sgan-Cohen, M.
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem | Sgan-Cohen, M.
11 Site Not relevant
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Artist, self portrait |
14 Category
17 Photographer Laor, Liora
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. L3-33
19a Scan No. 011019
20 Description

The circular portrait of a man is painted in prominent brush strokes in strong colors. The man's yellow face is outlined in brown thick contours, and his yellow and blue beard and long brown and blonde hair suggests fire. The black hole formed by his mouth encloses a Hebrew inscription in white block letters as follows: אב אמ אמת. The first two words are joined to a larger third word. They compose a pun, combining the words "Father" and "Mother" to create the word "Truth".

21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
Acrylic on wood
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 430mm
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
Bocca dell Verita is the machine in ancient Rome, in which people suspected of lying would put their hand: if it burns t thay had been accused as lyers. The pcture also relates to the death of the artists' parents.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
סגן כהן, פרוזה, 0891 סגן כהן, משקפים, 1991
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
011 | 019
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Ma.2092

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Dana Peleg 9.1996 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor Willi Mendelsohn 12/9/15 54a
55 Donor 55a