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Burial Society Beaker

Unknown1787

Jewish Museum in Prague

Jewish Museum in Prague
Prague 1, Czechia

The large cups that were used during the annual banquets of the Burial Society in Bohemia, which was renowned for its glass industry, were often made of glass; despite their fragility, several of these items have been preserved. This beaker contains a dedicatory inscription and is decorated with a scene that documents the work of the Burial Society – the carrying of the dead to the cemetery.

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  • Title: Burial Society Beaker
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date: 1787
  • Location: Bohemia
  • Physical Dimensions: w138 x h187 mm
  • Provenance: Jewish Museum in Prague
  • Type: Judaica
  • External Link: www.jewishmuseum.cz
  • provenance: Acquired as part of the wartime shipments from between 1942 and 1945 from the area of the so-called Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia, specifically from Prague, Burial Society.
  • bibliography: Kosáková, Eva (ed.) 100 Items from the Jewish Museum in Prague: A Selection by Curators, Prague: Jewish Museum in Prague, 2006, pp. 112-113, cat. no. 45
  • basic caption: Unknown Artist, Burial Society Beaker, painted glass, 187 x 138 mm, Bohemia, 1787

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