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‮יד המזל. ח׳מסות מאוסף משפחת גרוס ומאוסף המוזיאון‬‎ The Hand of Fortune. Khamsas from the Gross Family Collection and the Eretz Israel Museum Collection

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Curator

Nitza Bahrouzi.

Collection

Gross Family Collection.

Imprint

Tel Aviv, Israel, 2001. 132 pp., illustrations: 183 col., 8 b&w, 23 × 21 cm. Hebrew and English.

Location

Eretz Israel Museum (16 November 2001–July 2002)

Description

The origins, uses and popularity of the hamsa. Comments by collector William L. Gross. Introduction by Nitza Bahrouzi. Two essays: “The Judaization of the Khamsa” (Shalom Sabar), and “The Khamsa in Contemporary Israeli Society” (Hagit Matras). Exhibits included both amulets in the shape of the hamsa and a wide variety of Judaica objects on which the hamsa appears. 135 items.

main keywords

AMULETSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCEREMONIAL OBJECTS, CONTEMPORARY/MODERNHAMSASJEWELRYTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Hanukkah lampsKetubbotKey chainsRimmonimScrolls of Esther, casesShana Tova greeting cardsShiviti plaques, paperSynagogue lampsSynagogue textilesTefillin bagsTorah Ark curtainsYadYahrzeit/Memorial lamps

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, 2 col. illus., 20 × 10 cm; Exhibition card, 1 col. illus., 20 × 9.5 cm.

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