Saturday, November 22, 2014

From Moses to Moyzesz...

Here's an 1830 portrait of Maimonides, dressed as a Galician rabbi.


7 comments:

  1. thank you for that fantastic image! could you please give it source?

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  2. Sure. It was a print, the artist was Jan Grządzielski (1810-1852), digitized here: http://polona.pl/item/1123284/0/

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  3. thanks a lot! by the way, it's the first time I comment, but I am a long-time follower:)

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  4. I have Bobover friends who would see nothing wrong with this picture. By the way, this spelling has nothing to do with the Yiddish Moyshe; rather, it is the conventional Polish rendering of Moses (a more modern/standard spelling is Mojżesz) akin to Spanish Moisés.

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  5. I am trying to wrap my head around the mishmash of alphabets displayed in those codices (or did the artist think printed books were available in his time?) I think I see Latin, Arabic, and the symbols now associated with Enochian by New Age types. But no Hebrew.

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  6. Picked up and disappeared without a forwarding address - class act

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