What a Dish: Judaica on Display at Moscow Jewish Museum

Show precedes Sotheby's auction in New York; sale’s star work is Frankfurt Mishneh Torah, a 15th-century illuminated Hebrew manuscript priced to sell for at least $4.5 million.

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A collection of Judaica is on display at a pre-auction show organized by Sotheby’s at the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow.

Among the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica collection is an English silver “Lord Mayor’s dish”.

The exhibit precedes sales of the Judaica collection that will be conducted by Sotheby’s in New York in April.

Former hedge-fund manager Michael Steinhardt told The Wall Street Journal that his love of Jewish culture led him to amass his large collection of Jewish ceremonial art over more than 30 years.

The sale’s star work is the Frankfurt Mishneh Torah, a 15th-century illuminated Hebrew manuscript priced to sell for at least $4.5 million.

A companion volume is in the Vatican.

The English silver 'Lord Mayor's dish,' from the Judaica collection, at a pre-auction show organized by Sotheby's the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Credit: AP
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The English silver 'Lord Mayor's dish,' from the Judaica collection, at a pre-auction show organized by Sotheby's the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013. Credit: AP
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An important Italian silver Torah crown and pair of Torah finals from the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica collection at a pre-auction show organized by Sotheby's, Russia, Feb. 26, 2013.Credit: AP
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A decorated Ketubbah from Venice, from the Michael and Judy Steinhardt Judaica collection, at a pre-auction show organized by Sotheby's in Moscow, Russia, Feb. 26, 2013.Credit: AP

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