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May 17, 2010 6:59 pm

Daughter Wins Claim over Golem Sculpture

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A statue of the Golem. Photo: Dylan.

The daughter of a sculptor who made an image of the legendary Golem of Prague has won a claim against the city’s Wax Museum which featured models of the figure in an exhibition. The impression by Jaroslav Horejc for the 1950s film The Emperor’s Baker portrayed the monster as a giant rather than in human form, which was new and influential, according to Arno Pařík of Prague’s Jewish Museum. The court recognised Dagmar Dományová’s claims to the rights for her father’s work, ordering the Wax Museum to pay her 50,000 Czech crowns ($2,500) in damages.  According to legend, the Golem was created by the 16th-century Rabbi Judah Loew ben Bezalel, also known as the Maharal of Prague.

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