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Obj. ID: 14120
Modern Jewish Art
  Sgan-Cohen, Bocca della Verita Alphabet

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Laor, Liora,

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".

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Name/Title
Sgan-Cohen, Bocca della Verita Alphabet | Not relevant
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Date
1986
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
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Ornamentation
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Contents
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Façade (main)
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Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Language Editor
Willi Mendelsohn | 12/9/15
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