Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
The Prague Haggadah
Prague, Bohemia
1526
Printers: Gershom Solomon Kohen Katz and his brother Gronem Katz
Artist: Hayyim Shahor Schwartz (?)
Letterpress and woodcuts on paper
H: 33; W: 21.2 cm
Gift of John D. Herring and family, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B74.1002 ; 181/035
 
 
The Prague Haggadah was the first complete illuminated Haggadah to be printed by Jews. Some of its woodcut illustrations were inspired by Christian sources; others originated in earlier Haggadot that had been written and illustrated by hand.

Publications:
Peled-Carmeli, Haviva, Illustrated Haggadot of the Eighteenth Century, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1983, English

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir