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Living Khamsa. Die Hand zum Glück

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Editor

Gabriele Holthuis.

Curators

William L. Gross, Monika Boosen, Gabriele Holthuis.

Collection

Gross Family Collection.

Imprint

Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany, 2004. 142 pp., illustrations: 62 col., 32 b&w, 24 × 16.5 cm. German and English.

ISBN

3936988021

Location

Museum im Prediger (22 September 2004–30 January 2005)

Description

The history and use of the Hamsa as a popular apotropaic amulet. Central essays on the Hamsa in Jewish art (William L. Gross), and the Hamsa in contemporary culture (Gabriele Holthuis). Basic information. 61 items.

main keywords

AMULETSCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCEREMONIAL OBJECTS, CONTEMPORARY/MODERNHAMSASJEWELRYPRINTED BOOKSTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Hanukkah lampsHistorical photographsJewelryKetubbotKey chainsMoroccoNorth AfricaPostcardsRimmonimShiviti plaques, paperSilversmithingSynagogue lampsTalit bagsTorah Ark curtainsTorah bindersTorah casesYad

Related ephemera

Press release, 4 pp.; Invitation to exhibition opening, leaflet, 4 pp., 21 × 10.5 cm; Bound copy of press material related to the exhibition; Jahresvorschau 2004, listing the Museum’s exhibition schedule for the year, including both the current exhibition and “Jüdische Türme aus Schwäbisch Gmünd” [#1688].

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