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The Amsterdam Haggadah

The Amsterdam Haggadah

The Amsterdam Haggadah

Letterpress and copper engraving on paper

H: 31; W: 29.5 cm

The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva

Accession number:

HF 0444

181/028

Jewish Art and Life

The letters and illustrations of the Amsterdam Haggadah, made in the engraving technique, became very popular in European Jewish communities. Eighteenth-century scribes boasted of using the very same script, which came to be known as “Amsterdam letters.”

From the Israel Museum publications:

Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981

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