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- Object: Uslegung Dreyer Judischen Benedeyung
A broadside on Jewish benedictions and the Song of Songs, with a woodcut on the right showing a nude woman holding a goblet standing on a globe surrounded by Hebrew inscriptions, with letterpress text. c.1515
Woodcut and letterpress
- Production date
- 1515 (ca.)
Height: 231 millimetres (printed area)
Height: 231 millimetres (woodcut)
Width: 382 millimetres (printed area)
Width: 160 millimetres (woodcut)
- Curator's comments
- The broadside is unique. On the left half is printed the Hebrew text, explained in German, of three benedictions used by the Jews on various occasions. The author is Bartholomaeus Kaiser (Caesar) of Forchheim. The text on the woodcut is from the Song of Songs.
See Dodgson's long report to the Trustees dated 7 July 1931, and his article in British Museum Quarterly VI (1931), p.41. See also the pamphlet by Heinrich Eisemann, 'Bartolomäus Kaiser', Frankfurt, 1931.
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
2014-15 Sept.- Jan: British Museum, 'Germany: Memories of a Nation'
2016-2017 7 Oct-9 Jan, Berlin, Martin-Gropius-Bau, The British View: Germany – Memories of a Nation
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- The sheet came from the same volume as the three works acquired earlier in 1931 (1931,0115.1 to 3) which were 'recently detached from a volume that also contained several books by Conrad Celtis'. It could not be afforded by the Trustees, so Dodgson had bought it himself for presentation (see his report 7 July 1931).
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