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Erfurt: Jewish Treasures from Medieval Ashkenaz

in Catalog of Catalogs Online

(98 words)

Imprint

New York City, USA, 2008. Leaflet, 10 pp., illustrations: 5 col., 2 b&w, 21.6 × 9.2 cm. English.

Location

Yeshiva University Museum (9 September 2008–29 January 2009)

Description

A treasure trove of objects buried during the Black Death by a Jewish family in Erfurt during the mid-14th Century and discovered in 1998. Brief overview of this exceptional hoard, its historical context and significance, and a few of its highlights. No itemized listing.

main keywords

BLACK DEATHCEREMONIAL OBJECTSCOINSERFURT TREASUREJEWELRYMIDDLE AGES

minor keywords

GermanySynagogues, GermanyWedding rings, medieval

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