A Proper 18 Art for Readings September 4, 2011

BOUTS, Dieric the Elder
(b. ca. 1415, Haarlem, d. 1475, Leuven)
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The Feast of the Passover
1464-67
Oil on panel
Sint-Pieterskerk, Leuven
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It’s easy to spot the Jews – they’re in the pointy hats. Although widely used in a variety of works, this is not just an artistic convention. Follow the links below to explore the wearing of the Judenhut. sch

Click here for the Wikipedia entry ‘Jewish hat’.

Click here for the canons of the Twelfth Ecumenical Council: Lateran IV, 1215. Scroll down to canons 67 thru 70 regulating Jews.