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[HAGGADAH].

Service for the First Nights of Passover. [Bezalel binding].

Stock Code
103020
Tel Aviv, Sinai, 1948
£500

Passover Haggadah in elaborately decorated blind-tooled binding produced by artists of the Bezalel school.

The Bezalel school was founded in 1906 in Jerusalem by the artist and professor Boris Schatz, and was the first art school to be
established in the Holy Land in the 20th century. The establishment of Bezalel was initiated by Schatz, who discussed his vision of opening
an art school in the Land of Israel with Herzl, while the two met in Vienna in 1903 at the sixth Zionist Congress.

Schatz chose to call the school 'Bezalel' after the biblical artist Bezalel ben Uri ben Hur, mentioned in the book of Exodus as the artist
chosen by God to build the Tabernacle (hamishkan in Hebrew). According to the scripture this artist worked in silver, gold, copper, stone
and wood. By founding his art school Schatz aimed to establish a national style of art, blending classical Jewish, European and Middle-
Eastern traditions. In addition

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Description

8vo. Many illustration plates, some in full colour. Bind-tooled ornamental brown cloth boards, gilt with a cooper relief plate insert depicting Jerusalem's tower of David. Text in Hebrew and English. [7], 8-77, [3] pp.

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