CAPTURING THE MOMENT: Centuries of the Passover Haggadah

Crossing the Sea of Reeds

Three depictions here show the same event in very different styles.

The Sarajevo Haggadah

The Sarajevo Haggadah

The Sarajevo Haggadah
Spain, fourteenth century
Manuscript held at the National Museum, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Hercegovina
Facsimile, New York: Harcourt, Brace & World [1966]

Haggadah shel Pesah / Passover Haggadah<br />

Haggadah shel Pesah / Passover Haggadah
Altona, Ashkenaz (Germany) 1738
Scribe, illustrator: Joseph ben David of Leipnik
Manuscript at the Collection of the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Amsterdam
Facsimile, Tel Aviv: V. Turnovski, c. 1987

Haggadah (Jacob Steinhardt)


Illustrated by Jacob Steinhardt
Calligraphy: Franzisca Baruch
Berlin: Ferdinand Ostertag Verlag, 5683, c. 1923

February 23, 2017 – June 11, 2017
On display in The Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery, Perkins Library, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina