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

Tracing An-Sky. Jewish Collections from the State Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg
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Editors

Renée Waale, Mariëlla Beukers.

Curators

Judith C.E. Belinfante, Renée Waale, N. Prokopieva, N. Cherunova.

Collection

Russian Museum of Ethnography, St. Petersburg.

Imprint

Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1992. 128 pp., illustrations: 20 col., 71 b&w, 29 × 21.6 cm. English.

ISBN

9066303549

Location

Joods Historisch Museum (4 May–29 November 1992)

Description

A traveling exhibition of Jewish ethnographic and artistic objects, most of which were collected by An-Sky during his expeditions to Eastern Europe. Three essays on: An-sky’s expedition (from the memoirs of Abraham Rechtman, who participated in the expedition), “The Jewish Holdings in the Leningrad Ethnographic Museum” (Igor Krupnik), and a detailed overview of the “Ashkenazi Jewish Collections of the State Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg” (Ludmila Uritskaya). Catalog listing interspersed with lengthy extracts from Rechtman’s memoirs on: the synagogues of Mezeritch, Olik, Berdichev, Nemirov, Brahilov, Dobne; the interiors of old synagogues, pinkassim, amulets, and Rabbi Baruch’l of Medzhibozh. Unnumbered descriptive entries, some in detail. 318 items.

main keywords

AN-SKY (SHLOYME RAPOPORT)
CEREMONIAL OBJECTS
COSTUME
EASTERN EUROPE
PHOTOGRAPHS
RUSSIA/SOVIET UNION
SYNAGOGUE TEXTILES
SYNAGOGUES
TORAH ORNAMENTS

minor keywords

Amulets
Besamim
Bread, festive
Brusttichl
Candlesticks/Candelabra
Circumcision implements/objects
Etrog containers
Games/Toys
Halitza shoe
Hand-washing vessels
Hanukkah lamps
Hebrew illuminated manuscripts, 19th–21st C
Historical photographs
Keter Torah
Kiddush cups
Matzah covers/bags
Mezuzah cases
Mizrach
Omer calendars
Papercuts
Pesach cups
Pesach plates
Purim groggers
Rimmonim
Schpanyer arbet
Shtetls
Synagogue lamps
Synagogues, Eastern Europe
Synagogues, Russia/Soviet Union
Synagogues, wooden
Tass
Tefillin cases
Torah Ark curtains
Torah Ark valances
Torah mantles
Yad

Related ephemera

Summary of the exhibition from the Joods Historisch Museum Bulletin, leaflet, 4 pp., 29.5 × 21 cm.

Other venues

Rautenstrauch-Joest-Museum für Völkerkunde, Cologne, Germany (15 January–25 July 1993); Jüdisches Museum Frankfurt, Germany (29 September 1993–30 January 1994); Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel (22 March–27 August 1994); Jewish Museum New York, New York City, USA (November 1994–March 1995)

Catalogs from other venues

#1242 (Cologne); #1334 (Jerusalem)

Cite this page
“Tracing An-Sky. Jewish Collections from the State Ethnographic Museum in St. Petersburg”, in: Catalog of Catalogs Online, A Bibliography of Temporary Exhibition Catalogs Since 1876 that Contain Items of Judaica. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004444522_COCO_CC1169>
First published online: 2019



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