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The Prague Haggadah

The Prague Haggadah

The Prague Haggadah

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

Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Accession number:

B74.1002

181/035

Jewish Art and Life

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.

From the Israel Museum publications:

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