The illuminated Haggadahs of medieval Iberia—with
which Jewish families of the time would celebrate their Seders—are highly
personal manuscripts that must have involved commissioned work. Yet no 13th-
or 14th-century records remain to tell us who copied, decorated,
ordered, or used these manuscripts. Glencoe art historian Julie Harris will examine the
thorny problem of the Haggadah’s apparently undetermined patronage and offers a
few examples of the detective work it requires of art historians. This is the first of a three-part series this year in which Dr. Harris will examine imagery from Passover, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
for this Zoom program. A recording of the program will be available on the library's YouTube channel a few days after the event.
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