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Schöne Seiten. Jüdische Schriftkultur aus der Braginsky Collection

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Translated title Beautiful Pages. Jewish Writing Culture from the Braginsky Collection
Editors

Emile G.L. Schrijver, Falk Wiesemann.

Co-editors

Evelyn M. Cohen, Sharon Liberman Mintz, Menahem Schmelzer.

Curators

Emile G.L. Schrijver, Sharon Liberman Mintz.

Collection

Rene Braginsky.

Imprint

Zurich, Switzerland, 2011. 335 pp., illustrations: 199 col., 26.5 × 21.2 cm. German.

ISBN

9783858813329

Location

Schweizerisches Nationalmuseum, Landesmuseum Zürich (25 November 2011–11 March 2012)

Description

Rene Braginsky’s unparalleled collection of Hebrew illuminated manuscripts and printed books, presented in a deluxe full-color catalog with in-depth scholarly texts and full-page illustrations for each exhibit. Seven essays on a variety of topics: the Braginsky Collection (Emile G.L. Schrijver and Falk Wiesemann), understanding Jewish literary culture in light of the Collection (Emile G.L. Schrijver), the codification of Halakhic works in the Collection (Menachem Schmelzer), scribe-artist Charlotte Rothschild (Evelyn M. Cohen), scribe-artist Aaron Wolf Herlingen (Emile G.L. Schrijver), illustrated Ketubbot in the Collection (Shalom Sabar), and the history and art of the illustrated Esther Scroll (Elka Deitsch, Sharon Liberman Mintz). The manuscripts themselves are displayed according to 11 categories: Community, Jewish Law, Artists, Aaron Wolf Herlingen, Spirituality, the Outside World, Family, Ketubbot, Bible, and Megillot. Extensive descriptions. 107 items.

Description

For another catalog of the Braginsky Collection see #1966 (2009).

main keywords

AARON WOLF HERLINGEN OF GEWITSCH (SCRIBE-ARTIST)BIBLESHEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTSKETUBBOTPRINTED BOOKSROTHSCHILD, CHARLOTTE (SCRIBE-ARTIST)SCRIBE-ARTISTSSCROLLS OF ESTHER

minor keywords

Aryeh Judah Leib ben Elchanan of Trebitsch (scribe-artist)Astronomy/AstrologyBaruch ben Shemariah (scribe-artist)Bouton, Victor (scribe-artist)Eliezer Sussmann Meseritsch (scribe-artist)EvronotGriselini, FrancescoHaggadotHaggadot, illuminated manuscriptsHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Ashkenaz, 12th–14th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, CorfuHebrew illuminated manuscripts, France, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Portugal, 15th CHebrew illuminated manuscripts, Spain, 12th–14th CJacob ben Judah Leib Shamash (scribe-artist)Joseph ben David of Leipnik (scribe-artist)Judah Leib ben Meir of Glogau (scribe-artist)Leib Zahr Sofer of Lackenbach (scribe-artist)Meshullam Zimmel of Polna (scribe-artist)MicrographyMohel booksMoses Leib ben Wolf of Trebitsch (scribe-artist)Nathan ben Simson of Meseritsch (scribe-artist)Omer calendarsPapercutsPrayers for the sovereignSalom Italia, Esther scroll bordersSamuel ben Zvi Hirsch Dressnitz (scribe-artist)Scrolls of Esther, casesScrolls of Esther, engraved bordersScrolls of Esther, illuminatedStellina bat Menachem (scribe-artist)University diplomas, illuminated

Related ephemera

Invitation to exhibition preview, folded card, 1 col. illus., 21 × 14.8 cm; Invitation to exhibition opening in Berlin, “Die Erschaffung der Welt. Illustrierte Handschriften aus der Braginsky Collection”, single card, 1 col. illus., 21.1 × 10.6 cm.

Other venue

Jüdisches Museum Berlin, Germany (4 April–3 August 2014)

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