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Leben im Russischen Schtetl. Jüdische Sammlungen des Staatlichen Ethnographischen Museums in Sankt Petersburg. Auf den Spuren von An-Ski. Katalog zu einer Ausstellung in Zusammenarbeit mit dem Joods Historisch Museum Amsterdam

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

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Translated title Life in the Russian Shtetl. Jewish Collections from the State Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg. Tracing An-Sky. Catalog to an Exhibition in Cooperation with the Jewish Museum Amsterdam
Editors

Gisela Völger, Georg Heuberger.

Collection

Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg.

Imprint

Cologne, Germany, 1993. 128 pp., illustrations: 24 col., 47 b&w, 29 × 21.6 cm. German.

Location

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum für Völkerkunde (15 January–25 July 1993)

Description

A traveling exhibition of Jewish ethnographic and artistic objects, most of which were collected by An-Sky during his expeditions in 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 EUROPEPHOTOGRAPHSSYNAGOGUESRUSSIA/SOVIET UNIONSYNAGOGUE TEXTILESTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

AmuletsBesamimBread, festiveGames/ToysHand-washing vesselsHanukkah lampsHistorical photographsKeter TorahKiddush cupsMezuzah casesMizrachPapercutsRimmonimSchpanyer arbetShtetlsSynagogues, Eastern EuropeSynagogues, Russia/Soviet UnionSynagogues, woodenTassTorah Ark curtainsTorah Ark valancesTorah mantles

Other venues

Joods Historisch Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands (4 May–29 November 1992); 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

#1169 (Amsterdam); #1334 (Jerusalem)

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