The Torah Project
A prestigious limited and numbered edition intended for the most important public and private collections. A recognizable symbol of intercultural dialogue.
All copies of this exclusive 356-page artwork are presented in a format of 50 x 30 cm.
The five books of the Torah were transcribed in Hebrew by a master calligrapher from Jerusalem, using a unique calligraphy, which was specifically designed for this edition printed and pressed in 6 colours. On the top of these pages there are inlaid gold stamps representing the Menorah.
The newly penned introductory texts were written by eminent personalities of arts and biblical studies: Dr. Adolfo Roitman, Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls; Mons.Sergio Pagano, Prefect of the Vatican Secret Archives; Rabbi Abraham Skorka, Rector of the Latin American Rabbinical Seminary; Prof. Otello Lottini, Contemporary Art Collection Curator of Roma Tre University. Each text has been translated into four languages (English, Spanish, Italian and German). On the top of these pages there are inlaid gold stamps representing the Dove of Peace.
The pure cotton paper, 160 gr. unaltered by using natural clays to maintain its high quality was specifically produced for this edition by Magnani House 1404, Italy.
The hand-carved inlays of the covers of each volume combine precious woods and mother of pearl to depict the Holy city of Jerusalem.
Binding and hand stitching were carried out page by page. The spine of the book was made with natural leather and gold inlays.
Master Baruj Salinas created 26 original works for this edition, hand printed at the Santa Chiara artistic printworks, which were reproduced manually by Marcello and Alberto Tiboni, using antique lithographic presses, more than 32 stage screens printing and the addition of individual retouching.
Each volume contains the signatures of the artist and the editor included in the colophon, certifying their authenticity.
This edition also includes, outside the text, a blessing from the Holy Father, Pope Francis, dated September 18th 2016. It reads:
“I want to bless all those who have worked in the production of this Torah, which is the word of God, that must unite us in love forever.”
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Only a limited number of copies are on sale for private collectors, while the others will be distributed to museums and international organizations. Please, Contact us to receive specific conditions of acquisition.