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  (XI) Obj. ID: 34913 Illustration for Ch. N. Bialik's poem "In the City of Slaughter" (be'Eer haHariga), in Book of Poems (Odessa, 1908),, Odessa, 1908. // Jan, Ira (Esther Slepian, painter, 1868-1919) edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art


2 Name/Title Illustration for Ch. N. Bialik's poem "In the City of Slaughter" (be'Eer haHariga), in Book of Poems (Odessa, 1908) | Unknown
3a Object Drawing
Illustration
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Jan, Ira (Esther Slepian, painter, 1868-1919) (Unknown)
5 Date 1908
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine | Odes'ka obl. | Odessa
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
9b Documentation/
Research project
Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19 Remarks
20 Description

Description author is Alec Mishory.


Bialik's poem In the City of Slaughter is filled with descriptions of killing and suffering of innocent people killed in a contemporary pogrom against Russian Jews. It is hard to identify any specific objects in Ira Jan's illustration because it is so abstract and blurry; these aspects make the illustration enigmatic and ambivalent. A dark, unidentifiable patch of dark hue leans against a wooden fence with an open gate. The only visual image that suggests the presence of death are ravens flying in the air. Such a minimal rendering of black wings fluttering in the air, as a pattern, raises the association of a flock of birds and such a flock is usually associated with predators. The raven is a common attribute of Death; as a bird that feeds on carcasses, artists have used it whenever they wished to portray the ugly aspects of Nature. The raven motif became an icon of modern art and many Symbolist artists used it in their endeavors to suggest a cruel Death. There is no doubt than Jan was aware of the raven's symbolic aspect and to its morbid connotations when she created the illustration for Bialik's poem. Her typical blurry image endows her work with a universal aspect of Death suggested in it.


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21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 5 cm
26b Length
26c Width 9.5 cm
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
34913
48 Temp: Addenda
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49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 330691 Illustration for Ch. N. Bialik's poem "In the City of Slaughter" (be'Eer haHariga), in Book of Poems (Odessa, 1908), , Odessa, 1908 edit
Category: Modern Jewish Art
ID: 330691 Illustration for Ch. N. Bialik's poem "In the City of Slaughter" (be'Eer haHariga), in Book of Poems (Odessa, 1908), , Odessa, 1908 edit  
Category: Modern Jewish Art

General Document


2 Name/Title Illustration for Ch. N. Bialik's poem "In the City of Slaughter" (be'Eer haHariga), in Book of Poems (Odessa, 1908) | Unknown
3a Object Drawing
Illustration
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Jan, Ira (Esther Slepian, painter, 1868-1919) (Unknown)
5 Date 1908
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Ukraine | Odes'ka obl. | Odessa
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. A417811
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors

26 Measurements
26a Height 5 cm
26b Length
26c Width 9.5 cm
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
330691
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a