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La Trésor de Colmar

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Translated title The Treasure of Colmar
Curator

Catherine Leroy.

Imprint

Colmar, France, 1999. 146 pp., illustrations: 77 col., 343 b&w, 29 × 26 cm. French.

ISBN

2850563544

Location

Musée d’ Unterlinden (29 May–26 September 1999)

Description

The medieval hoard of silver and gold objects buried in Colmar during the period of the Black Death (ca. 1349), and discovered in 1863. The presence of a Jewish wedding ring indicates the Jewish identity of the objects’ original owner. Catalog in three main sections—Objects, Coins and Historical Context—each with an introductory essay, a wealth of comparative and contextualizing material, and catalog of exhibits. Two essays on the Jews of Colmar and Alsace (Gerd Mentgen, Freddy Raphaël). 547 items.

main keywords

ALSACECOINSCOLMAR TREASUREFRANCEHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS, 12TH–14TH CJEWELRY

minor keywords

Christian ArtGermanyHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, BiblesHebrew illuminated manuscripts, France, 12th–14th CWedding rings, medieval

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