Memory of the World Register

Israel - Rothschild Miscellany

The Rothschild Miscellany is a unique lavishly illuminated compendium-manuscript adorned with magnificent miniatures in gold and silver leafs and precious pigments. The illustrations offer a rare window into the religious customs, daily lives and fashion of Italian Renaissance Jewry. It represents the creative pinnacle of Hebrew manuscript painting in the 15th century and is an unparalleled example of Jewish heritage from a period in which very few Jewish objects of material culture remain.

Photos: © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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