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(20.3 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Silver", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Silver", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The Memorial Art Gallery recently acquired several outstanding examples of Jewish ceremonial art from the collection of Central Synagogue, the oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in New York City. All seven objects were made in southern Germany, a region important for the production of silver as well as the original homeland for many of the early members of Central Synagogue’s congregation. These beautifully crafted works of art represent a range of ritual objects used in Jewish religious practice. The importance of beautifying such objects is eloquently captured in the principle of hiddur mitzvah. This expression, which literally means to beautify a commandment, is biblically grounded in Moses’ words following the Israelites’ escape from Egypt: “This is my God, and I will glorify Him.” (Exodus 15:2). The collection includes ritual objects related to the celebration of the Sabbath, the spiritual focus of Judaism: a pair of candlesticks, a Kiddush cup and two spice containers. These were once used in the home, as was the Hanukkiah, an oil lamp lit during the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah. Also included is a Tas, a decorative and functional object that originally ornamented the Torah in a synagogue. Kiddush is a blessing of sanctification said over wine during Sabbath and festival celebrations. A text from the Book of Exodus (20:8), "Remember the Sabbath Day and Keep It Holy," is inscribed in Hebrew around the rim of this Kiddush cup. Interspersed with the biblical text are three crowns that refer to a traditional proverb: "There are three crowns-- the crown of Torah, the crown of the priesthood, and the crown of kingship, but the crown of a good name exceeds them." [Adapted from gallery label text, 2006]", "Dedication" : "Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Public Domain", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Metalwork", "Creation_Place2" : "German", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Marks: around crown [?] at lip and edge of foot: something over O or Q [Augsberg, pomegranate over letter designating year?]; HM or PM conjoined [=a Mittnacht?]. If it’s pomegranate over Q, = Augsburg 1763-65 or 1805. Conjoined HM is Hieronymus Mittnacht the Elder, 1735-1770 [matches date of pomegranate over Q]", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.54_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.54_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.54_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.54_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "23234", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.54_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.54_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.54_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.54_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23235", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.54_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.54_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.54_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.54_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23236", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.54_A4.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.54_A4.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.54_A4.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.54_A4.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23237", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.54_A5.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.54_A5.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.54_A5.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.54_A5.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23238", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.54_A6.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.54_A6.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.54_A6.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.54_A6.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23239", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.54_A7.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.54_A7.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.54_A7.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.54_A7.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23240", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 14260, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/14260", "Disp_Access_No" : "2006.52", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "ca. 1800", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1795", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1805", "Disp_Title" : "Hanukkah Menorah (Hannukiah)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, German", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, German", "Disp_Dimen" : "6 x 14 in. (15.2 x 35.6 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "6 in.", "Disp_Width" : "14 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Silver", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Silver", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The Memorial Art Gallery recently acquired several outstanding examples of Jewish ceremonial art from the collection of Central Synagogue, the oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in New York City. All seven objects were made in southern Germany, a region important for the production of silver as well as the original homeland for many of the early members of Central Synagogue’s congregation. These beautifully crafted works of art represent a range of ritual objects used in Jewish religious practice. The importance of beautifying such objects is eloquently captured in the principle of hiddur mitzvah. This expression, which literally means to beautify a commandment, is biblically grounded in Moses’ words following the Israelites’ escape from Egypt: “This is my God, and I will glorify Him.” (Exodus 15:2). The collection includes ritual objects related to the celebration of the Sabbath, the spiritual focus of Judaism: a pair of candlesticks, a Kiddush cup and two spice containers. These were once used in the home, as was the Hanukkiah, an oil lamp lit during the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah. Also included is a Tas, a decorative and functional object that originally ornamented the Torah in a synagogue. The annual celebration of Hanukkah commemorates an historical battle for religious freedom in ancient Israel. It is remembered in the ritual lighting of lamps for eight consecutive nights. [Adapted from gallery label text, 2006]", "Dedication" : "Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Metalwork", "Creation_Place2" : "German", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "See biographical information on the Troper family, the donors to the Central Synagogue, in curatorial file. Marked with "800" and a circle with chevrons inside-- unclear whose mark this is, but France, Germany, and Austro-Hungary used the "800" mark since the 19th century. A chevron was the mark of Hanau, but the city mark was not a circle.", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.52_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.52_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.52_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.52_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "23254", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "color bar is reflected in the bottom left corner.", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 7639, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/7639", "Disp_Access_No" : "1994.53", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1860-1900", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1860", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1900", "Disp_Title" : "Hanukkiah or Candelabra", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, German", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, German", "Disp_Dimen" : "26 1/4 x 23 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (66.7 x 59.7 x 24.8 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "26 1/4 in.", "Disp_Width" : "23 1/2 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Brass", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Brass", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Anonymous Gift", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Metalwork", "Creation_Place2" : "German", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Formerly T96-- source unknown, found in storage. Not found on incomings-- only hannukiah lacking outgoing is described as a Dutch "travelling hanukkiah" which doesn''t seem to match this", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/94.53_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/94.53_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/94.53_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/94.53_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "16210", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 5036, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/5036", "Disp_Access_No" : "1955.60", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "17th century", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1600", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1699", "Disp_Title" : "Tankard", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, German", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, German", "Disp_Dimen" : "8 in. (20.3 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "8 in.", "Disp_Width" : "", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Ivory", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Ivory, silver", "Info_Page_Comm" : "", "Dedication" : "Buswell-Hochstetter Bequest", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Metalwork", "Creation_Place2" : "German", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/55.60_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/55.60_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/55.60_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/55.60_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "31814", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/55.60_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/55.60_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/55.60_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/55.60_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "31815", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 14261, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/14261", "Disp_Access_No" : "2006.51", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "0", "_Disp_End_Date" : "0", "Disp_Title" : "Torah shield (Tas)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, German", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, German", "Disp_Dimen" : "14 x 14 in. (35.6 x 35.6 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "14 in.", "Disp_Width" : "14 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Silver", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Gilt silver", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The Memorial Art Gallery recently acquired several outstanding examples of Jewish ceremonial art from the collection of Central Synagogue, the oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in New York City. All seven objects were made in southern Germany, a region important for the production of silver as well as the original homeland for many of the early members of Central Synagogue’s congregation. These beautifully crafted works of art represent a range of ritual objects used in Jewish religious practice. The importance of beautifying such objects is eloquently captured in the principle of hiddur mitzvah. This expression, which literally means to beautify a commandment, is biblically grounded in Moses’ words following the Israelites’ escape from Egypt: “This is my God, and I will glorify Him.” (Exodus 15:2). The collection includes ritual objects related to the celebration of the Sabbath, the spiritual focus of Judaism: a pair of candlesticks, a Kiddush cup and two spice containers. These were once used in the home, as was the Hanukkiah, an oil lamp lit during the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah. Also included is a Tas, a decorative and functional object that originally ornamented the Torah in a synagogue. The Tas was designed to hang over the staves, or side rungs that hold the scrolls, on the outside of the Torah. An interchangeable plaque indicates the place to which the scrolls have been turned; here, the plaque refers to Yom Kippur, one of the holiest days in the Jewish liturgical calendar. [Adapted from gallery label text, 2006]", "Dedication" : "Maurice R. and Maxine B. Forman Fund", "Copyright_Type" : "Artist Unknown", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "Metalwork", "Creation_Place2" : "German", "Department" : "", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "See biographical information on the Troper family, the donors to the Central Synagogue, in curatorial file. Mark appears to be R under a pomegranate, which is Augsburg 1765-67, but that does not match date of work per Central Synagogue", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.51_A1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.51_A1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.51_A1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.51_A1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "23251", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.51_A2.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.51_A2.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.51_A2.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.51_A2.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23252", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2006.51_A3.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2006.51_A3.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2006.51_A3.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2006.51_A3.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "23253", "Image_Type" : "digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 14259, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/14259", "Disp_Access_No" : "2006.53", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1800s", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1800", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1800", "Disp_Title" : "Spice container (besamim, fish form)", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Unknown, possibly German or Austrian", "Sort_Artist" : "Unknown, possibly German or Austrian", "Disp_Dimen" : "6 in. (15.2 cm)", "Disp_Height" : "", "Disp_Width" : "6 in.", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "Silver", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Silver, glass", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The Memorial Art Gallery recently acquired several outstanding examples of Jewish ceremonial art from the collection of Central Synagogue, the oldest Jewish house of worship in continuous use in New York City. All seven objects were made in southern Germany, a region important for the production of silver as well as the original homeland for many of the early members of Central Synagogue’s congregation. These beautifully crafted works of art represent a range of ritual objects used in Jewish religious practice. The importance of beautifying such objects is eloquently captured in the principle of hiddur mitzvah. This expression, which literally means to beautify a commandment, is biblically grounded in Moses’ words following the Israelites’ escape from Egypt: “This is my God, and I will glorify Him.” (Exodus 15:2). The collection includes ritual objects related to the celebration of the Sabbath, the spiritual focus of Judaism: a pair of candlesticks, a Kiddush cup and two spice containers. These were once used in the home, as was the Hanukkiah, an oil lamp lit during the eight-day celebration of Hanukkah. Also included is a Tas, a decorative and functional object that originally ornamented the Torah in a synagogue. Like the tower form of 2006.56, the fish form is a popular shape for holding spice for the havdalah ceremony at the end of the Sabbath. The articulated body of the fish is flexible, allowing the scent of the spices within to be enjoyed. [Adapted from gallery label text, 2006]", "Dedication" : "Maurice R. and Maxine B. 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