Purim. The Face and the Mask. Fine art, Folk Art, Megillot, Ceremonial Objects, Books, Masks and Photographs

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Shifra Epstein.


New York City, USA, 1979. Booklet, 45 pp., no illustrations, 22 × 28 cm. English.


Yeshiva University Museum (February–June 1979)


A comprehensive treatment of the halakhic and behavioral aspects of Purim, as seen in art, drama, parody, music, food, costume and ritual. Temporary catalog, with introduction by Shifra Epstein and exhibition checklist. 342 items.

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Adar plaquesGames/ToysHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CJewish National FundKetubbotMicrographyMinhagim booksNathan ben Simson of Meseritsch (scribe-artist)Needlework/EmbroideryPaintings, biblical imagesPaintings, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPapercutsPesach platesPostcardsPrints, biblical imagesPrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPurim, special (individual/communal)Purim belts/bucklesPurim costumes/masksPurim cups/beakersPurim groggersPurim ketubbotPurim parodiesPurim pastries and moldsPurim platesPurim shiviti plaquesPurim towelsScrolls of Esther, blessing sheetsScrolls of Esther, bookformScrolls of Esther, casesScrolls of Esther, engraved bordersScrolls of Esther, illuminatedScrolls of Esther, miniatureScrolls of Esther, parodiesShivit plaques, paperTobacco/Snuff boxesTombstones, sketches/rubbingsTorah bindersYad

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