Backward Facing Deer Print

Deer Print .jpg
Deer Print .jpg
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Backward Facing Deer Print

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Archival 9" x 12" Digital Print

The figures of two identical deer were set in circular medallions on the north and south faces of the cupola. Each deer is painted with its head turning to look backward. Although the image of the deer has been used in Jewish art since antiquity and is a common motif in Eastern European folk art, the deer turning and looking backward is directly related to a group of popular stories from early-modern Ashkenazi literature, stories that were repeatedly emphasized in the Zohar. In a beautiful passage from the Zohar, beginning with a verse from the Song of Songs, the author dwells on the image of a fleeing, turning deer, using the deer as a metaphor for Divine mercy, comparing the love of God to a turning deer, constantly looking back at the Israelites who, by their sins, drive the deer away.

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