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Clothes of Rabbi Sassoon Kedoory, the Last Chief Rabbi of Iraqi Jewry

UnknownEarly 20th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

These garments belonged to Chief Rabbi Sassoon Kedoory (1880–1971), who held his post from the 1920s until his death. With its multiple robes, this outfit was typically worn by Iraqi rabbis from the late 19th to the mid-20th century. The most distinctive feature of this outfit is the headdress .B82.0342; B82.0345–46; B83.0205

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  • Title: Clothes of Rabbi Sassoon Kedoory, the Last Chief Rabbi of Iraqi Jewry
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Early 20th century
  • Location Created: Iraq
  • Provenance: Gift of Rabbi Kedoory’s children: Shaoul Sassoon, London; Victoria Nissim and Marcelle Semah, Givatayim; Dr. Meir Sassoon, Tel Aviv; Salman Sassoon, California
  • Type: Robe, Upper robe, Uppermost robe, Headdress, Fez, Turban, Sash
  • Photographer: (C) Elie Posner
  • Medium: Robe Silk and cotton satin Upper robe Wool Uppermost robe Camel hair, silk cords Headdress Fez: felted wool, silk tassel Turban: wool, cashmere weave Sash Wool
  • Bibliographic References: Juhasz, Esther (ed.), The Jewish Wardrobe from the Collection of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 5 Continents Editions, Milan and The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2012

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