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Tracing An-Sky. Jewish Collections from the State Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(334 words)

Editors

Renée Waale, Mariëlla Beukers.

Curators

Judith C.E. Belinfante, Renée Waale, N. Prokopieva, N. Cherunova.

Collection

Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg.

Imprint

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992. 128 pp., illustrations: 20 col., 71 b&w, 29 × 21.6 cm. English.

ISBN

9066303549

Location

Joods Historisch Museum (4 May–29 November 1992)

Description

A traveling exhibition of Jewish ethnographic and artistic objects, most of which were collected by An-Sky during his expeditions to Eastern Europe. Three essays on: An-sky’s expedition (from the memoirs of Abraham Rechtman, who participated in the expedition), “The Jewish Holdings in the Leningrad Ethnographic Museum” (Igor Krupnik), and a detailed overview of the “Ashkenazi Jewish Collections of the State Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg” (Ludmila Uritskaya). Catalog listing interspersed with lengthy extracts from Rechtman’s memoirs on: the synagogues of Mezeritch, Olik, Berdichev, Nemirov, Brahilov, Dobne; the interiors of old synagogues, pinkassim, amulets, and Rabbi Baruch’l of Medzhibozh. Unnumbered descriptive entries, some in detail. 318 items.

main keywords

AN-SKY (SHLOYME RAPOPORT)CEREMONIAL OBJECTSCOSTUMEEASTERN EUROPEPHOTOGRAPHSRUSSIA/SOVIET UNIONSYNAGOGUE TEXTILESSYNAGOGUESTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

AmuletsBesamimBread, festiveBrusttichlCandlesticks/CandelabraCircumcision implements/objectsEtrog containersGames/ToysHalitza shoeHand-washing vesselsHanukkah lampsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, 19th–21st CHistorical photographsKeter TorahKiddush cupsMatzah covers/bagsMezuzah casesMizrachOmer calendarsPapercutsPesach cupsPesach platesPurim groggersRimmonimSchpanyer arbetShtetlsSynagogue lampsSynagogues, Eastern EuropeSynagogues, Russia/Soviet UnionSynagogues, woodenTassTefillin casesTorah Ark curtainsTorah Ark valancesTorah mantlesYad

Related ephemera

Summary of the exhibition from the Joods Historisch Museum Bulletin, leaflet, 4 pp., 29.5 × 21 cm.

Other venues

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum für Völkerkunde, Cologne, Germany (15 January–25 July 1993); Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany (29 September 1993–30 January 1994); Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (22 March–27 August 1994); Jewish Museum New York, New York City, USA (November 1994–March 1995)

Catalogs from other venues

#1242 (Cologne); #1334 (Jerusalem)

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