Rabbi Löw and Golem
by AdamStanislav - uploaded on December 19, 2017, 1:02 am
Rabbi Löw and Golem, 1899, by Mikoláš Aleš (1852-1913). In public domain because the author died more than 70 years ago.
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golem : “In Jewish folklore, a golem (/ˈɡoʊləm/ GOH-ləm; Hebrew: גולם) is an animated anthropomorphic being that is magically created entirely from inanimate matter (specifically clay or mud). The word was used to mean an amorphous, unformed material in Psalms and medieval writing.
The most famous golem narrative involves Judah Loew ben Bezalel, the late-16th-century rabbi of Prague. There are many tales differing on how the golem was brought to life and afterward controlled.”
From me : The story of Golem of Prague was the background of the 1952 film Císařův pekař a pekařův císař (Emperor’s Baker and Baker’s Emperor).
Mikoláš Aleš was a famous Czech artist.