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

Path of Life. Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, ca. 1525–1609
(212 words)

Editor & Curator

Alexandr Putík.

Imprint

Prague, Czech Republic, 2009. 513 pp., illustrations: 398 col., 29 × 23 cm. English.

ISBN

9788020017758

Location

Jewish Museum in Prague (5 August–8 November 2009)

Description

Monumental survey of the life and works of the Maharal (Judah Loew ben Bezalel), and his image in the eyes of contemporaries and succeeding generations. 14 essays on: the Maharal’s genealogy and biography (Alexandr Putík), the history of Prague and the ghetto during his time (Vít Vlnas, Arno Pařík), Kabbalah (Ivo Purš), the Golem in literature, art and theater (Arno Pařík), Šaloun’s sculpture of the Maharal (Petr Wittlich), etc. List of exhibits according to medium, including several that once belonged to the Maharal himself. Detailed entries. 157 items.

Description

The exhibition commemorated the 400th anniversary of the Maharal’s death.

main keywords

CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
GOLEM
KABBALAH
MAHARAL
PAINTINGS
PHOTOGRAPHS
PORTRAITS, RABBIS
PRAGUE
PRINTED BOOKS
PRINTS
RABBIS
SYNAGOGUES

minor keywords

Aleph-Bet books/sheets
Amulets
Bohemian glass
Book illustration
Cemeteries, Czech Republic
Cemeteries, Prague
Clocks/Watches
Czech Republic
Drawings/Sketches
Ex Libris
Flags, individuals/families
Hanukkah lamps
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, Bohemia-Moravia & Germany, 17th–19th C
Hevra Kadisha painted panels
Hevra Kadisha tzedakah boxes
Historical documents
Historical photographs
Homes/Residences, Jewish
Kabbalah, Christian
Kiddush cups
Maps, Holy Land
Medals
Paintings, biblical images
Paintings, cemeteries
Paintings, synagogues
Pesach trays
Portraits
Postcards
Prints, cemeteries
Prints, synagogues
Sculpture
Synagogue banners
Synagogues, Czech Republic
Synagogues, Prague
Theater
Tombstones, medieval
Tombstones, Prague
Torah Ark curtains
Torah mantles
Woodcuts

Related ephemera

Exhibition flyer, 2 col. illus., 21 × 10 cm; Exhibition leaflet with introductory texts, 6 pp., 7 col. illus., 21 × 10 cm. Czech and English.

Cite this page
“Path of Life. Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, ca. 1525–1609”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC1993>
First published online: 2019



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