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La splendeur des Camondo. De Constantinople à Paris 1806–1945

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Translated title The Splendor of the Camondos. From Constantinople to Paris 1806–1945
Curator

Anne Hélène Hoog.

Imprint

Paris, France, 2009. 159 pp., illustrations: 104 col., 42 b&w, 25.5 × 19 cm. French.

ISBN

9782081228931

Location

Musée d’ Art et d’ Histoire du Judaïsme (6 November 2009–7 March 2010)

Description

Five generations of the Camondo family, its history and art collections. Particular focus on the cousins Isaac and Moise, and the priceless gifts and bequests they made to the French nation. 5 essays, including two on the family’s art collection activities (Sophie La Tarnec, Bertrand Rondot). Catalog in 11 sections, each with introductory text, including “Les objets culte juif, de l’ oratoire familial au musée” [Jewish Ceremonial Objects, The Family Chapel at the Museum], pp. 124–129, cat. nos. 81–101. Brief entries. 257 items.

main keywords

CAMONDO FAMILYCEREMONIAL OBJECTSPHOTOGRAPHSPORTRAITSTORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Hanukkah lampsHistorical documentsHistorical photographsKetubbotRimmonimScrolls of Esther, illuminatedSoldiers (Jewish) & related objectsSynagogues, architectural plansTassTorah Ark curtainsTorah casesYad

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition opening, folded card, 21 × 15 cm; Exhibition leaflet, 4 pp., 21 × 14.7 cm; Exhibition review, Figaro Scope, supplement to Figaro No. 20 299, November 4, 2009, pp. 1–7.

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