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Preparation for the Seder from BL Or 2884, f. 17

Preparation for the Seder from BL Or 2884, f. 17

Full-page miniature, upper register: the master of the house distributing the ~matzot~ (unleavened bread) and the ~haroset~ (sweetmeat), lower register: father and son searching for leaven, two women cleaning t... More

Dance of Miriam, Preparation for Seder from BL Add 27210, f. 15

Dance of Miriam, Preparation for Seder from BL Add 27210, f. 15

Full-page miniature, upper right: the Dance of Miriam (Ex. 15:20), upper left: the master of the house distributing the ~matzot~ (unleavened bread) and the ~haroset~ (sweetmeat), lower right: cleaning of the ho... More

Preparation for Seder from BL Add 27210, f. 15

Preparation for Seder from BL Add 27210, f. 15

Detail of a miniature of the master of the house distributing the ~matzot~ (unleavened bread) and the ~haroset~ (sweetmeat). Image taken from f. 15 of Haggadah for Passover (the 'Golden Haggadah''). Written in Hebrew.

The Bread of Affliction from BL Add 11639, f. 205

The Bread of Affliction from BL Add 11639, f. 205

Ritual illustration of celebrants around a Seder table with the master of the house lifting the first cup, at the beginning of the Haggadah. Image taken from f. 205 of Miscellany of biblical and other texts ('T... More

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 28v

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 28v

Historiated initial-word panel ~Ha lahma aniya~ (The Bread of Affliction), at the beginning of the text of the Haggadah. Beneath the initial words, a miniature depicting a family by the Seder table with the mas... More

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 17v

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 17v

Historiated initial-word panel at the beginning of the Haggadah: ~Atan mi-pirqa~ (They are coming from the prayer gathering) surrounded by rich marginal decoration with foliate inhabited by animals and hybrids.... More

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 28v

Seder table from BL Add 14761, f. 28v

Detail of a page; Historiated initial-word panel ~Ha lahma aniya~ (The Bread of Affliction), at the beginning of the text of the Haggadah. Beneath the initial words, a miniature depicting a family by the Seder ... More

Seder table from BL Add 26968, f. 119v

Seder table from BL Add 26968, f. 119v

Detail of a framed marginal painting of a family around the Seder table with the master of the house making the blessing over the second cup of wine. Image taken from f. 119v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for... More

Seder table from BL Add 26968, f. 119v

Seder table from BL Add 26968, f. 119v

Framed marginal painting of a family around the Seder table with the master of the house making the blessing over the second cup of wine. Image taken from f. 119v of Prayer book (~Forli Siddur~) for the entire ... More

De vermoeyde dienst meyt (The Tired Maidservant)

De vermoeyde dienst meyt (The Tired Maidservant)

The master of the house chances upon his practically naked maidservant in bed. His curiosity aroused, he has put on his spectacles to compare her body with that of his spouse. He covers her vagina with his hat... More

Cornelis Troost - An Amsterdam Canal House Garden

Cornelis Troost - An Amsterdam Canal House Garden

The garden of this Amsterdam canal house radiates tranquillity and prosperity. At centre is a gilded statue of Fortuna, symbol of the family’s good fortune. In the bright sunlight, the master of the house picks... More

Pfc. Morton Gutstadt tried out the gefilte fish of Mrs. Dave Starr..., 1952

Pfc. Morton Gutstadt tried out the gefilte fish of Mrs. Dave Starr...,...

Description: Text on back of photograph: Passover 1952 in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Starr, 1575 Federal. Pfc. Morton Gutstadt of Fitzsimons Army Hospital tried out the gefilte fish of Mrs. Dave Starr with m... More