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Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Medieval Aquamanile


Tuesday, February 11, 2014
2 – 3 pm
Lox at Café Weissman, Exhibition Galleries

Susan Braunstein, Henry J. Leir Curator, on the process of developing Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Medieval Aquamanile.

Free with Museum Admission

Aquamanile (Handwashing Vessel), Northern Germany, late 12th century with later inscription, copper alloy: cast and engraved. Purchase: The Kagan-Katz-Kivel Families Gift, by exchange; Traditional Judaica Acquisitions Committee and Endowment Interest Funds; Henry and Lucy Moses Fund; Henry Herzog Family and Friends Fund in memory of Ruth Herzog; Helen and Jack Cytryn Fund; and Traditional Judaica Acquisitions Fund, 2013-16. Thumbnail: installation view of Masterpieces & Curiosities: A Medieval Aquamanile, the Jewish Museum, New York. Photo by David Heald © 2013 The Jewish Museum.

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