Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica

Defying the Beast. The Jewish Museum in Prague, 1906–1940
(259 words)

Author & Curator

Magda Veselská.

Imprint

Prague, Czech Republic, 2006. 155 pp., illustrations: 17 col., 9 b&w, 29.5 × 15.2 cm. English.

ISBN

8086889386

Location

Jewish Museum in Prague (17 August–1 October 2006)

Description

A detailed account of the history, activities and peregrinations of Prague’s Jewish Museum, and a comprehensive catalog of its collections between 1906 and 1940. Introductory historical essay by Magda Veselská. Additional texts on: August Stein, Salomon Hugo Lieben, and the process of reconstructing the museum’s collections from archival documents. Catalog entries (many of them descriptive) by various contributors, including Michal Bušek, Olga Sixtová, and Dana Veselská. 762 items.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
CZECH REPUBLIC
HEBREW ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPTS
HEVRA KADISHA
HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS
JEWISH MUSEUM IN PRAGUE, HISTORY OF
PORTRAITS
PRAGUE
PRINTS
SYNAGOGUE TEXTILES
TORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Besamim
Bezalel Art School
Book bindings
Candlesticks/Candelabra
Chuppah
Circumcision implements/objects
Cookbooks/Recipes
Czech Republic
Elijah’s chair
Elijah’s cup
Etrog containers
Flags, Shochets’ guild
Franck, Paul-Jean
Haggadot, illuminated manuscripts
Halitza shoe
Hanukkah lamps
Havdalah candleholders
Head coverings, bridal
Head coverings, women’s
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th C
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Italy, 17th–19th C
Hevra Kadisha utensils
Historical photographs
Jewish National Fund
Judaica exhibitions, pre-World War II (photographs of)
Keter Torah
Ketubbot
Keys
Kiddush cups
Levite sets
Maps, Holy Land
Matzah rolling pins/scorers
Micrography
Mizrach
Montefiore, Moses
Needlework/Embroidery
Ner Tamid
Omer calendars
Paintings, biblical images
Papercuts
Pesach plates
Pidyon ha-Ben plates
Portraits, husband-wife pendants
Portraits, rabbis
Printed books
Prints, biblical images
Prints, cemeteries
Prints, Jewish customs & ceremonies
Prints, Jewish figures
Prints, synagogues
Purim, special (individual/communal)
Rabbis, illuminated ordinations/appointments
Reader’s desk
Reader’s desk covers
Rimmonim
Rings, signet
Scrolls of Esther, blessing sheets
Scrolls of Esther, engraved borders
Scrolls of Esther, illuminated
Seals/Stamps, rings
Seals/Stamps, community
Seals/Stamps, Jewish society/institution
Seals/Stamps, personal
Seals/Stamps, rabbi’s
Shabbat cloths/tablecloths
Shabbat lamps
Shabbat plates
Shabbat prayer panels/wall hangings
Shiviti plaques, stone
Synagogue bells
Synagogues, Czech Republic
Synagogues, models/reconstructions
Talit bags
Tass
Tefillin cases
Torah Ark curtains
Torah Ark valances
Torah binders
Torah mantles
Tzedakah boxes/containers
Wedding rings
Yad
Yahrzeit/Memorial lamps
Yom Kippur at Metz wall hanging

Related ephemera

Exhibition leaflet, 6 pp., 17 col., 9 b&w illus., 29.5 × 15.2 cm.

Cite this page
“Defying the Beast. The Jewish Museum in Prague, 1906–1940”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 03 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC1878>
First published online: 2019



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