Museum Fragments Medieval (Cloisters)

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It’s been observed often enough that museums rip an object of its life-world. At the Cloisters, no longer absorbed into their use-function, a pink marble vouissoir with flower pattern, an oak door, and a limestone doorway are given their own sharp, stand-out exhibition value as re-assembled inside the museum space.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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