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Gate Images

Gate1.jpg
Gate3.jpg
Gate6.jpg
Gate8.jpg
Gate10.jpg
bri_mikhlolyofi_big_JPEG.JPG
bri_asarahmaamarot_full_JPEG.jpg
bri_betlevi_full_JPEG.jpg
bri_shevetyehudah_full_JPEG.jpg
bri_shomeremunim_full_JPEG.jpg

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Title

Gate Images

Description

The tradition of putting a frame around the first page of a book arose even before the printing press, during the era of the scribes. Beginning in the 16th century, it became common to employ a gate as an architectural frame for the title page, as in these examples. This visual motif probably explains why the Hebrew word for gateway, sha'ar, came to refer to the title page of a book.

Rights

Digital Image: Washington University in Saint Louis

Identifier

Gate1.jpg
Gate3.jpg
Gate6.jpg
Gate8.jpg
Gate10.jpg
bri_mikhlolyofi_big_JPEG.JPG
bri_asarahmaamarot_full_JPEG.jpg
bri_betlevi_full_JPEG.jpg
bri_shevetyehudah_full_JPEG.jpg
bri_shomeremunim_full_JPEG.jpg

Collection

Citation

“Gate Images,” WUSTL Digital Gateway Image Collections & Exhibitions, accessed June 16, 2024, http://omeka.wustl.edu/omeka/items/show/7004.