Throughout the ages, Song of Songs has been a paradigm of romantic love and poetry.
The exquisite illustrations and illuminations that enliven every velvety page of this volume bear witness to the fact. Romance and fecundity are entwined in the sensuous page borders and subtle miniatures woven inside them. Inspired by the Italian Renaissance, they feature the main characters of the Song, along with panoply of flora and fauna radiantly colored and accented with gold. On the opening page, a garland of roses frames an elaborate Jewish wedding scene. The groom putting a ring on the finger of the bride places the Song of Songs in its traditional context, as an allegory signifying the love and marriage of the Jewish people to their G-d.
Leather Bound on paper