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    New Year’s greetings postcard

    This New Year’s greetings postcard, decorated in the fashion of the time with gold dust and an artificial flower, was published in the 15th district of Vienna, where a large suburban Jewish community lived. It is a fine example of the great number of commercially produced holiday cards, which...

    Valuable textile

    Among the artefacts donated to the JMG collections in 2020 was this valuable textile, made from two oblong pieces of the same fabric. The textile’s foundation weave consists of coral silk and silver threads, woven on its surface with a brocaded pattern made of gold and silver threads.  Although...

    Large oil painting

    Τhe collections of the Jewish Museum of Greece were recently enriched by a large oil painting created by the yet unknown painter Nella Morpurgo in 1894, living in Thessaloniki at that time. The signed and dated half-length portrait depicts a middle-aged man in nearly full-scale. According to Sol Eliezer,...

    Advertising postcard

    The JMG recently received a donation of unique archival material from the Greek Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Thessaloniki, containing valuable information on various professional activities of the local Jewish Community, as this is depicted in the local press and in various legal documents. Among the archival contents,...

    Oil painting by Giulio Kaimi

    The Contemporary Art Collection of the JMG holds artworks created mainly by various Greek-Jewish artists, including a great part of the oeuvre of Giulio Kaimi (1897-1982), a painter and writer from Corfu. These sixteen artworks show his preference for realistic portrait sketches and oil paintings depicting outdoor scenes, memorizing a specific moment....

    Wedding ring

    The JMG Jewellery Collection mainly consists of pieces dating to the 19th and early 20th century, belonging to the Bulgarian Hoard, valuable personal items looted from the Jews of East Macedonia and Thrace in 1943. Most of these items came from the mainly Sephardic communities of Serres, Drama, Kavala,...

    Account book

    Account book of the communal organization Hevrah de Pisha, Ioannina, 1924 - 1925 Paper, blue ink, 24 x 16 cm JMG collection The Jewish Community of Ioannina encompassed a wide range of charitable, religious or social-welfare societies, which were operated by volunteers and provided support and financial aid for various purposes, such...

    Megillah

    Among the unique JMG collection of Esther Scrolls, there is this Megillah case decorated with silver filigree and provided with a small plaque, bearing the initials of its former owner, David Moses. This is non-other, than the well-known Rabbi David Angel of Larissa. In 1833, he was married to Gracia, daughter...