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Trésors de la Peste noire. Erfurt et Colmar

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Translated title Treasures of the Black Death. Erfurt and Colmar
Curator

Christine Descatoire.

Imprint

Paris, France, 2007. 95 pp., illustrations: 105 col., 2 b&w, 27 × 21 cm. French.

ISBN

9782711852772

Location

Musée National du Moyen Âge—Thermes et hotel de Cluny (25 April–3 September 2007)

Description

Two medieval treasure troves, buried by Jewish families in the mid-14th C during the Black Death and discovered in 1863 (Colmar) and 1998 (Erfurt). These rich hoards of jewelry, coins, household items, etc., reflect the economic activities and daily life of the medieval Jewish communities as well as their precarious position within Christian Europe. Essays on the treasures (Christine Descatoire, Karin Sczech, Maria Stürzebecher), the Jewish communities of Germany in the mid-14th C (Christoph Cluse, Jörg R. Müller), the work of secular goldsmiths in the 13th and 14th C (Johann Michael Fritz), coins and ingots (Michel Dhénin, Mario Schlapke), and the Black Death and treasure hoards in relation to Anglo-Jewish material culture (Marian Cambell). Detailed descriptive entries. 63 items.

main keywords

BLACK DEATHCOINSCOLMAR TREASUREERFURT TREASUREGERMANYJEWELRYMIDDLE AGESSILVERSMITHING, GERMANY

minor keywords

Bodleian BowlChristian illuminated manuscriptsCupsFranceHistorical documentsRingsSynagogues, GermanyWedding rings, medieval

Other venue

Wallace Collection, London, United Kingdom (19 February–10 May 2009)

Catalog from other venue

#1978

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