Amulet for the protection of pregnant women and newborn children [Kochi, Kerala, India, 18th century)

Amulet for the protection of pregnant women and newborn children
Collected in India (before 1976)  

Collection Information
Size: 
17" x 23" (43x58 cm.)
Collection #: 
2007.0.65
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Painted Esther Scroll (Northern Italy, 18th century)

Painted manuscript of the Book of Esther, rolled for use on the holiday of Purim.

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Collection Information
Collection #: 
62.0.1
Dates: 
1750 - 1800
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Northern Italy
Location: 

Paul Christian Kirchner, Jüdisches Ceremoniel (1724)

The detailed description of Jewish ceremonial customs by Kirchner, a Jewish convert to Christianity, Paul Christian Kirchner, Jüdisches Ceremoniel (1724) RB 21.jpg

Collection Information
Author / Creator: 
Paul Christian Kirchner
Author / Creator: 
Sebastian Jugendres (1685-1765)
Author / Creator: 
Johann Georg Puschner (1680-1749)
Collection #: 
RB 21
Dates: 
1724
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Nuremberg
Location: 

Keren T. Friedman collection on Jewish life in Djerba, Tunisia

The collection, which was donated to The Magnes in 2011, includes objects collected and photographs taken in Djerba, Tunisia by Keren T. Friedman.

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Collection Information
Collection #: 
2006.11.1-15
Dates: 
1940 - 1983
Place of Creation/Publication: 
Djerba, Tunisia
Location: 

Passover Textiles

Passover textiles include specially designed covers for the matzah (Heb.

Matzah Cover (San Francisco, 1880) [75.183.159]

Wimpel (Torah Binder) Collection

A "Torah binder" is a Jewish ceremonial textile used to keep a Torah (Hebrew Bible) scroll closed tightly when it is no

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