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‮עשויים להפליא‬‎ Bizarre Perfection

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Curator

Suzanne Landau.

Co-curator

Tanya Sirakovich.

Imprint

Jerusalem, Israel, 2008. 58 pp., 61 pp.*, illustrations: 63 col., 24 × 16.8 cm. Hebrew and English.

ISBN

9789652783660

Location

Israel Museum (19 December 2008–13 June 2009)

Description

Extraordinary works of art from all cultures whose creation required long, labor-intensive processes. Includes four Judaica objects: a miniature Hebrew Bible in a silver binding (Poland, 19th C), an egg decorated with micrography (Poland, 19th C), a micrographic page of the Five Scrolls (Aaron Wolf Herlingen, Vienna, 1748), and a Seder Tikkunei Shabbat by Herlingen with a gold filigree binding (Vienna, 1738). Detailed descriptive entries. 55 items.

main keywords

BOOK BINDINGSMICROGRAPHY

minor keywords

Aaron Wolf Herlingen of Gewitsch (scribe-artist)Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CMicrography on eggshell

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