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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - The Rabbi, 1922
    67 Copyright 2014 Artists Rights Society ARS New York ADAGP Paris Not On View Keywords Religious Symbols Russia Sukkot Collection Area Works on Paper Submit Picture Request Other plates from the portfolio in The Jewish Museum s collection such as Beside My Mother s Tombstone The Rabbi and The Talmud Teacher come directly from the artist s charming if quirky text The supplementary plate The Rabbi is a reworking on copper of his 1914 oil Feast Day Rabbi with Etrog The reversal of the composition indicates his close reliance on the 1914 work The holiday is obviously Sukkot the fall harvest festival in which blessings are recited over the symbolic citron and branches of palm myrtle and willow The peculiar small figure standing on top of the rabbi s head poses questions for interpretation Art historians have noted sources in Christian art for Chagall s handling of this image For example there is a similarity between the rabbi s prayer shawl and the drapery of the Madonna s cloth of honor in early Renaissance paintings between the citron and palm branch and the traditional attributes of Christian saints The personal nature of Chagall s vision his curious use of Christian art historical sources and his possible visual play on Yiddish phrases for this print and others add further interpretive confusion Such ambiguities precisely what the artist desired are expressed by his own ideas about not limiting the meaning of his works Source Kleeblatt Norman L and Vivian B Mann TREASURES OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM New York Universe Books 1986 p 174 Bibliography Compton Susan CHAGALL Exh cat London Royal Academy of Arts 1985 pp 260 261 Kleeblatt Norman L and Vivian B Mann TREASURES OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM New York The Jewish Museum 1986 p 174 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Mein Leben My Life article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Marc Chagall French b Belorussia 1887 1985 Grandfather s House Learn More Marc Chagall French b Belorussia 1887 1985 House in Vitebsk Learn More Marc Chagall French b Belorussia 1887 1985 Grandfather s House Learn More Marc Chagall French b Belorussia 1887 1985 House in Vitebsk Learn More Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next ZK Hanukkah Lamp Learn More Albert Bloch American 1882 1961 March of the Clowns Learn More Harley Swedler American b Canada 1962 Mezuzah in Case Beron Mezuzah Learn More Zelig Segal Israeli 1933 2015 Spice Container Learn More Max Weber American

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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - Czar Nicholas Thumbing His Nose at Teddy Roosevelt’s Protesting the Kishinev Pogrom, 1954
    domain PD are available to download on this site Other images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights By using any of these images you agree to the Jewish Museum s Terms and Conditions Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Print Artist Maker Zelig Tepper American b Russia 1878 1973 Czar Nicholas Thumbing His Nose at Teddy Roosevelt s Protesting the Kishinev Pogrom 1954 Medium Watercolor on board Dimensions 18 1 2 22 1 4 in 47 56 5 cm Owner The Jewish Museum New York Acquistion Purchase Joshua Lowenfish Bequest 1987 111 Not On View Keywords Pogrom Collection Area Works on Paper Submit Picture Request Between 1880 and 1924 more than two million Russian Jews immigrated to the United States prompted by economic need political oppression and anti Jewish riots or pogroms This work is based on a historical event in 1903 a pogrom swept through Kishinev now in Moldova President Theodore Roosevelt submitted a petition of protest to Czar Nicholas II who refused to accept it Some fifty years later the self taught artist Zelig Tepper imagined the event with the two leaders facing each other across the ocean Despite the seriousness of its subject the painting takes a playful tone Against onion domed buildings and with the pogrom unfolding nearby the czar defiantly thumbs his nose at Roosevelt who stands in front of the United States Capitol brandishing a club an allusion to his famous maxim on foreign policy Speak softly and carry a big stick Early in life Tepper had survived a pogrom in his native Ukraine immigrating to America in 1895 He worked as a milliner and a jeweler and began painting in his early seventies Source The Jewish Museum New York MASTERPIECES CURIOSITIES A RUSSIAN AMERICAN QUILT August 22 2014 February 1 2015 Bibliography Kleeblatt Norman L THE JEWISH HERITAGE IN AMERICAN FOLK ART New York The Jewish Museum 1984 pp 116 117 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Seder Plate Tiered Seder Set Learn More Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert American b Germany 1900 1981 Fabric Designed for Synagogue Curtains Learn More Torah Shield Learn More Jacob Koppel Gans G old s ticker Torah Ark Curtain and Valance Learn More Burial Plaque Learn More Marc Chagall French b Belorussia 1887 1985 Untitled Old Man with Beard Learn More Max Weber American b Russia 1881 1961 Sabbath Learn More Zelig Segal Israeli 1933 2015 Spice Container Learn More Hyman Bloom American b Latvia 1913 2009 Female Corpse Front View Learn More Burial Inscription Learn More Seder Plate Tiered Seder Set Learn More Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert American b Germany 1900 1981 Fabric

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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - Circumcision Cushion Cover, late 17th-early 18th century
    and Conditions Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Print Circumcision Cushion Cover Culture Date Istanbul Ottoman Empire late 17th early 18th century Medium Silk embroidered with metallic thread metallic braid Dimensions 19 21 3 4 in 48 3 55 2 cm Owner The Jewish Museum New York Acquistion Gift of Dr Harry G Friedman F 5465 Not On View Keywords Birth Islamic Art Textiles Collection Area Ceremonial Art Submit Picture Request This cushion cover exemplifies both the high artistic level achieved by Ottoman court ateliers and the Jewish assimilation of Ottoman cultural norms The composition of the cover is distinctive Narrow bands filled with series of discrete flowers border the cover on three sides and divide it into two horizontal fields Three large flowers dominate the lower field and floral sprays occupy the corners of the upper section Similar elements in the same arrangement decorate two saddle cloths produced in an Istanbul court atelier that were presented to King Gustavius Adoiphus of Sweden in 1626 The same checkerboard stitch used on the flowers of the cover also appear on the saddle cloths However several elements of the cushion cover embroidery indicate a later date the use of tinsel and the character of the composition which is less dense more open To the basic composition the embroiderer of the cover added two Jewish motifs a Star of David enclosing a stylized menorah Executed at the same time as the remainder of the cushion embroidery the presence of these symbols indicates that the cover was intended from the first to serve a ritual function Nineteenth century travellers accounts and historical records suggest two possible uses for carrying an infant to the synagogue for circumcision or for the Passover seder when it is customary to recline as a sign of ease and freedom The relatively minor wear on the pillow suggests it was used for circumcisions rather than on Passover Source Mann Vivian B and Norman L Kleeblatt TREASURES OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM New York Universe Books 1986 pp 40 41 Bibliography Mann Vivian B A TALE OF TWO CITIES JEWISH LIFE IN FRANKFURT AND ISTANBUL 1750 1870 New York The Jewish Museum 1982 pp 15 142 Mann Vivian B and Norman L Kleeblatt TREASURES OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM New York Universe Books 1986 pp 40 41 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Torah Crown Learn More Anni Albers American b Germany 1899 1994 Six Prayers Learn More Simhah Wife of Menahem Levi Meshullami Torah Ark Curtain Learn More Nancy Spero American 1926 2009 Masha Bruskina Learn More Richard Avedon American 1923 2004 Jacob Israel Avedon Learn More Quilt Learn More

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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - Portrait of a Man, c. 1750
    on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Print Artist Maker Unknown Artist Maker Portrait of a Man c 1750 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 30 3 8 25 1 4 in 77 2 64 1 cm Owner The Jewish Museum New York Acquistion Gift of Dr Harry G Friedman F 4922a Not On View Keywords Figurative Portrait Collection Area Paintings Submit Picture Request Note that scholarship and research relating to this work is ongoing Information on our website may be updated as necessary This painting and the Portrait of a Woman F 4922b entered the collection more than fifty years ago as portraits of Mr and Mrs Judah and Jocahabed Mears and were attributed to the Charleston based painter Jeremiah Theus 1719 1774 Recent investigation indicates that on the basis of style the portraits probably date to the middle of the eighteenth century and are possibly from the hand of an English or Scottish artist but not Jeremiah Theus In the absence of historical records from the period scholars now believe that a firm attribution to any artist will be difficult to establish Lack of provenance leaves the identity of the sitters equally difficult if not impossible to ascertain The works have also been reconsidered in light of recent research into the market for early American pictures It is now well documented that during the twentieth century examples of British portraiture were often provided with elaborate and misleading provenances to cater to the desire for portraits of notable sitters by recognizable American artists from the Colonial and Federal era During the early part of the last century these two paintings passed through the hands of the Boston restorer and dealer Frank Bayley Bayley is known to have created attributions and identities for pictures in order to enhance their value It seems probable in the current state of research that these portraits may have been subject to misidentification Richard H Saunders The Eighteenth Century Portrait in American Culture of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries In Miles Ellen G ed THE PORTRAIT IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AMERICA London Associated University Presses and University of Delaware Press 1993 pp 138 152 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Anni Albers American b Germany 1899 1994 Six Prayers Learn More Boris Schatz Russian 1866 1932 Self Portrait Learn More Andy Warhol American 1928 1987 The Marx Brothers Learn More Ben Shahn American b Lithuania 1898 1969 New York Learn More Marc Chagall French b Belorussia 1887 1985 Untitled Old Man with Beard Learn More Elie Nadelman American b Poland 1882 1946 Dancer Learn More Marriage Contract Learn More Samuel Hirszenberg Polish 1865 1908 The Black Banner Learn More Shimon Attie

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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - Portrait of a Woman, c. 1750
    the Jewish Museum s Terms and Conditions Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Print Artist Maker Unknown Artist Maker Portrait of a Woman c 1750 Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 29 15 16 25 in 76 63 5 cm Owner The Jewish Museum New York Acquistion Gift of Dr Harry G Friedman F 4922b Not On View Keywords Figurative Portrait Collection Area Paintings Submit Picture Request Note that scholarship and research relating to this work is ongoing Information on our website may be updated as necessary This painting and the Portrait of a Man F 4922a entered the collection more than fifty years ago as portraits of Mr and Mrs Judah and Jocahabed Mears and were attributed to the Charleston based painter Jeremiah Theus 1719 1774 Recent investigation indicates that on the basis of style the portraits probably date to the middle of the eighteenth century and are possibly from the hand of an English or Scottish artist but not Jeremiah Theus In the absence of historical records from the period scholars now believe that a firm attribution to any artist will be difficult to establish Lack of provenance leaves the identity of the sitters equally difficult if not impossible to ascertain The works have also been reconsidered in light of recent research into the market for early American pictures It is now well documented that during the twentieth century examples of British portraiture were often provided with elaborate and misleading provenances to cater to the desire for portraits of notable sitters by recognizable American artists from the Colonial and Federal era During the early part of the last century these two paintings passed through the hands of the Boston restorer and dealer Frank Bayley Bayley is known to have created attributions and identities for pictures in order to enhance their value It seems probable in the current state of research that these portraits may have been subject to misidentification Richard H Saunders The Eighteenth Century Portrait in American Culture of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries In Miles Ellen G ed THE PORTRAIT IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY AMERICA London Associated University Presses and University of Delaware Press 1993 pp 138 152 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Berthold Wolpe British b Germany 1905 1989 Wall Hanging Learn More Joel Otterson American b 1959 Hanukkah Lamp Unorthodox Menorah II Learn More Robert Wilson American b 1941 The Golem Learn More Christian Boltanski French b 1944 Monument Odessa Learn More Zelig Segal Israeli 1933 2015 Spice Container Learn More Gyula Pap Hungarian 1889 1983 Seven branch Candelabrum Learn More David Bomberg British 1890 1957 Hear O Israel Learn More Rikah Polacco

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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - Hanukkah Lamp Shamno Natan, 2001, produced 2006
    s mission to collect preserve exhibit and interpret art and Jewish culture View All Memberships Shop Open today from 11 am 5 45 pm See what s on today Search Highlights Themes Collection Area Recent Acquisitions Search Collection Advanced Search div data cycle pager thumbs data cycle pager template data cycle timeout 0 data download download Info Download Image Image not available for download Images of artworks that the Museum believes to be in the public domain PD are available to download on this site Other images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights By using any of these images you agree to the Jewish Museum s Terms and Conditions Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Print Hanukkah Lamp Shamno Natan Artist Maker Ezri Tarazi Israeli b 1962 Collaborator Orly Cohen Aloro Manufacturer Israel Government Coins and Medals Corporation Culture Date Israel 2001 produced 2006 Medium Aluminum anodized and machined silver electroplated brass Dimensions 2 7 16 10 3 16 2 7 16 in 6 2 25 9 6 2 cm Owner The Jewish Museum New York Acquistion Purchase Contemporary Judaica Acquisitions Committee Fund 2007 18 Not On View Keywords Conceptual Contemporary Judaica Hanukkah Lamps Collection Area Ceremonial Art Submit Picture Request Bibliography The Marker Magazine October 2006 p 101 Provenance the artist purchased by TJM 2007 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Marriage Canopy Learn More James Jacques Joseph Tissot French 1836 1902 Joseph Dwelleth in Egypt Learn More Zelig Segal Israeli 1933 2015 Spice Container Learn More Samuel Hirszenberg Polish 1865 1908 The Black Banner Learn More Peter Blume American b Russia 1906 1992 Pig s Feet and Vinegar Learn More Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert American b Germany 1900 1981 Fabric Designed for Synagogue Curtains Learn More Jan Pogorzelski active before 1851 c 1910 Hanukkah Lamp Learn More Kay Sekimachi American b 1926 Alms Container Tzedakabako Learn More Pastorino di Giovan Michele de Pastorini c 1508 1592 Medal of Gracia Nasi the Younger Learn More Burial Plaque Learn More Marriage Canopy Learn More James Jacques Joseph Tissot French 1836 1902 Joseph Dwelleth in Egypt Learn More Zelig Segal Israeli 1933 2015 Spice Container Learn More Samuel Hirszenberg Polish 1865 1908 The Black Banner Learn More Peter Blume American b Russia 1906 1992 Pig s Feet and Vinegar Learn More Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert American b Germany 1900 1981 Fabric Designed for Synagogue Curtains Learn More Jan Pogorzelski active before 1851 c 1910 Hanukkah Lamp Learn More Kay Sekimachi American b 1926 Alms Container Tzedakabako Learn More Pastorino di Giovan Michele de Pastorini c 1508 1592 Medal of Gracia Nasi the Younger Learn More Burial Plaque

    Original URL path: http://thejewishmuseum.org/collection/30932-hanukkah-lamp-shamno-natan (2016-02-14)
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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - Hanukkah Lamp, 1950
    Frederick J Kormis British b Germany 1897 1986 Culture Date London England 1950 Medium Copper alloy cast and engraved Dimensions 16 3 4 13 1 8 3 15 16 in 42 5 33 4 10 cm Owner The Jewish Museum New York Acquistion Gift of Karl Nathan JM 22 50 On View Keywords Contemporary Judaica Hanukkah Metalwork Modernism Collection Area Ceremonial Art Submit Picture Request The dominant image on this lamp is Judah Maccabee the leader of the revolt that brought about the liberation and rededication of the Jerusalem Temple Yet despite his importance to the holiday he was rarely represented on Hanukkah lamps over the millennia The rabbis of antiquity placed a new interpretation on the events of the story stressing divine intervention rather than human courage and strength It is only in the twentieth century that Judah Maccabee begins to appear on lamps although small stock figures of soldiers on German lamps of the eighteenth century may have been a reference to the hero The Zionist call for a return to the land of Israel and a new kind of Jew who could farm and defend it revived the association of the holiday with the military heroes of the Hanukkah tale In the mid twentieth century the struggle for Israel s independence and the new miraculous victories that took place were seen to echo those of the Maccabees in ancient times As a consequence images of modern soldiers and of the ancient fighters began to appear on Hanukkah lamps Frederick J Kormis was trained in Frankfurt but fled to London in 1939 to escape the Nazis He is known primarily as a medalist In the early 1940s he created more than seventy five portrait medals commissioned by Samuel Friedenberg for a Jewish Hall of Fame This series later became part of the collection of The Jewish Museum Source Braunstein Susan LUMINOUS ART HANUKKAH MENORAHS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM New Haven and London Yale University Press 2004 p 152 Bibliography Braunstein Susan FIVE CENTURIES OF HANUKKAH LAMPS FROM THE JEWISH MUSEUM A CATALOGUE RAISONNÉ New Haven and London Yale University Press 2004 p 152 Braunstein Susan LUMINOUS ART HANUKKAH MENORAHS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM New Haven and London Yale University Press 2004 p 152 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Zelig Segal Israeli 1933 2015 Spice Container Learn More Reuven Rubin Israeli b Romania 1893 1974 Goldfish Vendor Learn More Thomas Sully American b England 1783 1872 Sally Etting Learn More El Lissitzky Russian 1890 1941 Cover Learn More Jacques Lipchitz American and French b Lithuania 1891 1973 The Sacrifice Learn More Christian Boltanski French b 1944 Monument Odessa Learn More Albert Bloch American

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  • The Jewish Museum - Collection - Portrait of Moe Levy, 20th century
    45 pm See what s on today Search Highlights Themes Collection Area Recent Acquisitions Search Collection Advanced Search div data cycle pager thumbs data cycle pager template data cycle timeout 0 data download download Image Not Available Info Download Image Image not available for download Images of artworks that the Museum believes to be in the public domain PD are available to download on this site Other images may be protected by copyright and other intellectual property rights By using any of these images you agree to the Jewish Museum s Terms and Conditions Share Share on Facebook Share on Tumblr Share on Twitter Share via Email Print Artist Maker I Gorki Portrait of Moe Levy 20th century Medium Oil on canvas Dimensions 25 15 16 22 1 4 in 65 9 56 5 cm Owner The Jewish Museum New York Acquistion Gift of Mr and Mrs Arthur J Steel 1985 132 Not On View Keywords Figurative Portrait Collection Area Paintings Submit Picture Request Provenance Mr and Mrs Arthur J Steel Bridgehampton NY until 1985 This information may change as the result of ongoing research Other Works in Highlights article data cycle auto height calc data cycle timeout 0 data cycle easing linear data cycle speed 1000 data cycle carousel offset 120 data cycle throttle speed true data cycle manual trump false data cycle swipe true data cycle prev cycle prev data cycle next cycle next Moritz Daniel Oppenheim German 1800 1882 The Return of the Volunteer from the Wars of Liberation to His Family Still Living in Accordance wit Learn More Berthold Wolpe British b Germany 1905 1989 Wall Hanging Learn More Moshe Zabari Israeli b 1935 Torah Crown Learn More Adolph Gottlieb American 1903 1974 Return of the Mariner Learn More Ilse Bing American b Germany 1899 1998 New York Me and the Elevated Learn More Michael David American b 1954 Warsaw Learn More Eleanor Antin American b 1935 Vilna Nights Learn More Albert Bloch American 1882 1961 March of the Clowns Learn More Pastorino di Giovan Michele de Pastorini c 1508 1592 Medal of Gracia Nasi the Younger Learn More Weegee born Arthur Fellig American b Poland 1899 1968 Max Is Rushing in the Bagels to a Restaurant on Second Avenue for the Morning Trade Learn More Moritz Daniel Oppenheim German 1800 1882 The Return of the Volunteer from the Wars of Liberation to His Family Still Living in Accordance wit Learn More Berthold Wolpe British b Germany 1905 1989 Wall Hanging Learn More Moshe Zabari Israeli b 1935 Torah Crown Learn More Adolph Gottlieb American 1903 1974 Return of the Mariner Learn More Ilse Bing American b Germany 1899 1998 New York Me and the Elevated Learn More Michael David American b 1954 Warsaw Learn More Eleanor Antin American b 1935 Vilna Nights Learn More Albert Bloch American 1882 1961 March of the Clowns Learn More Pastorino di Giovan Michele de Pastorini c 1508 1592 Medal of Gracia Nasi the Younger Learn More Weegee born Arthur

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