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Retour The Permanent Collection The Jews in Italy from the Renaissance to the 18th century

Parcours The Jews in Italy from the Renaissance to the 18th century

After a transitional space establishing the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492 as one of the seismic events in Jewish history, comes the space devoted to synagogue furniture (including a Holy Ark from Modena), silverware and liturgical embroideries and the Italian Jewish world. Life's cycle - birth, circumcision, bar mitzvah (religious confirmation) and marriage - is illustrated by objects, jewellery and manuscripts. Illuminated marriage contracts (ketubbot) are displayed in mobile frames.
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Circumcision chair

Northern Italy
late 17th century - early 18th century

Scroll of Esther, Megillah
Shalom Italia
Amsterdam
ca. 1641

A circumcision
Marco Marcuola (Vérone, 1740-Venise, 1793)

ca. 1780

 
 

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