Solomon's seal: one of the rare symbols that have maintained their impact over the centuries, a sign found in decorative motifs all over the world.
[Solomon’s seal. Symbol and archetype of alliance] Solomon’s seal is one of the rare symbols that have maintained their impact over a period of at least fifteen consecutive centuries. The symbol first appeared outside the Christian sphere, and then returned, cyclically, in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, with further examples in cultures far from those of the western world. The catalogue of the traveling exhibition held in 1998 offers an itinerary featuring certain monuments in which Solomon’s seal is represented, a sign with a precise symbolic value, found in decorative motifs all over the world. The volume contains a splendid selection of images and critical writings, covering the origin of the symbol and its medieval interactions, its use in Renaissance architecture, the knots of northern Italic “camune” inscriptions and rock paintings, its presence in non-European cultures.