‮אוסף שטיגליץ. יצירות מופת באמנות יהודית‬‎ The Stieglitz Collection. Masterpieces of Jewish Art

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Author & Curator

Chaya Benjamin.


Jerusalem, Israel, 1987. 462 pp., 41 pp., illustrations: 217 col., 236 b&w, 28.7 × 23 cm. Hebrew and English.




Israel Museum (21 April–30 November 1987)


Judaica and Hebraica from the exceptional Stieglitz Colleciton, acquired by the Israel Museum. The publication itself set a new, and rarely-equalled standard for catalogs dedicated exclusively to Judaica, with its luxurious printing, superb quality of images, and comprehensive treatment of a single collection. Material presented according to: the Torah Scroll and its ornaments, Shabbat, individual holidays, life cycle, home, personal objects, De Levis (bronze founders) and Maurycy Gottlieb. Foreword by Teddy Kollek. Introduction by Martin Weyl. A personal history of the Stieglitz Collection by Ron Maiberg. In-depth entries with full-page color photographs, and often including comparative material, by Chaya Benjamin. 281 items.

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Aaron Wolf Herlingen of Gewitsch (scribe-artist)Book bindingsBridal boxes/chestsCandlesticks/CandelabraCircumcision implements/objectsEtrog containersHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, IraqHebrew illuminated manuscripts, PersianJewelry boxesKeter TorahKetubbotKiddush cupsLevite setsMedalsMendelssohn, MosesMezuzah casesMizrachNathanel ben Aaron Segal (scribe-artist)Pesach platesPidyon ha-Ben platesPlatesPorcelainPorcelain figurinesPrinted booksRimmonimRingsScrolls of Esther, engraved bordersScrolls of Esther, illuminatedSeals/Stamps, rabbi’sShiviti plaques, metalTassTefillin casesTorah (scroll)Torah Ark valancesTorah Arks, miniatureTorah bindersTu B’Shevat platesTzedakah boxes/containersWall sconcesWedding ringsYadYom Kippur belt buckles

Related ephemera

Article about the Stieglitz Collection and its exhibition in Art in Israel, Vol. 1 No. 1, Winter 1988–1989, pp. 6–10.

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