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Prague: The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437

September 20, 2005–January 3, 2006

Works from Prague's Jewish Community

The exhibition also includes important works representing Prague's prominent Jewish community. Because of anti-Jewish sentiment in medieval and later times, hardly any works of this nature have survived to the present day. Of special interest are a three-volume Hebrew Bible, featuring gold calligraphy against a brilliant colored field embellished with floral ornament (Yeshiva University, New York), and a set of five hexagonal nesting silver beakers, bearing an inscription in Hebrew characters (Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nürnberg).