Author(s): Barbara Drake Boehm
- First book dedicated solely to the Colmar Treasure- Superbly blends art and history by tracing the unknown story of a Jewish community in Medieval Colmar, France, through the lens of the Treasure's discovery- Richly illustrated in full color throughout- The official accompaniment to an exhibition at The Met Cloisters in autumn 2019A chance discovery in 19th century Colmar, France, unveiled a precious hoard of medieval jewelry and coins hidden in the wall of a confectioner's shop. This treasure - the Colmar Treasure - is not only a beautiful collection, but a personal one. The evolution in taste, fluctuation in worth and gentle wear of the metal contents all bring their anonymous owner to life, and make them that much more elusive. The cache is thought to have been concealed by a Jewish family prior to the outbreak of the Plague in 1348, when Jews were terribly persecuted. This exquisite volume, published to accompany an exhibition at The Met Cloisters, examines Jewish legacy through the lens of the Colmar Treasure, shedding light on the work, homes, worship and values of its owners. This book complements a new exhibition at The Met Cloisters in Autumn 2019. The Met has 4.34M followers on Twitter and 2.6M on Instagram, and attracts 7m visitors per year.