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Image and Impression. Rare Prints from the Collection of the Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America

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Curators

Sharon Liberman Mintz, Havva Charm, Elka Deitsch.

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2002. 127 pp., illustrations: 102 col., 22 × 21 cm. English.

ISBN

0873340892

Location

Library of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (12 December 2002–31 March 2003)

Description

A catalog issued in conjunction with the exhibition “Culture and Costume: Depictions of Jewish Dress Across Five Centuries”. The publication includes four exhibitions from the Library’s Print Collection that were held between 1999–2003:

Description

1. Sanctuary and Synagogue: The Experience of the Portuguese and Ashkenazic Jews in Amsterdam (12 August–8 December 2002). Amsterdam’s Sephardic and Ashkenazic communities as seen through 17th and 18th-C prints of their respective synagogues. The prints document the structures themselves (exterior and interior), as well as the customs and ceremonies they housed. Introductory text. Detailed descriptive entries. 19 items.

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2. Visions of Glory: Engraved Portraits of Jewish Personalities, 1600–1900 (14 March–20 August 1999). Portraits of religious, political, theatrical and various other personalities. Introductory text. Detailed descriptive entries. 23 items. [#1574]

Description

3. From Eve to Esther: Images of Women in Biblical Prints (24 August–17 December 1999). European and American prints and drawings, 16th–19th C, showing women of the Bible. Introductory text. 23 items. [#1263]

Description

4. Culture and Costume: Depictions of Jewish Dress Across Five Centuries (12 December 2002–31 March 2003). 15th–19th-C prints that show how travelers and artists represented Jewish modes of dress and ways of life. Detailed descriptive entries. 30 items. [#1724, #1870]

main keywords

AMSTERDAMBIBLICAL IMAGESCOSTUMECUSTOMS & CEREMONIESPORTRAITSPORTRAITS, RABBISPRINTSSYNAGOGUESWOMEN

minor keywords

EuropeNetherlandsNorth AfricaOttoman EmpirePrints, biblical imagesPrints, costumePrints, Jewish customs & ceremoniesPrints, womenPrints, synagogues

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