Jewish Art Masterpieces: From the Collections of the Jewish Museum, Jerusalem

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This superb collection of Jewish art and artifacts spans more than two millennia of artistic creation and provides a fascinating perspective on the history and culture of the Jewish people. The forty-eight treasures, shown in stunning full-color reproductions, have been selected from the world's foremost repository of Jewish art and archaeology, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The accompanying essays inform and enlighten, placing each item in the context of the prevailing cultural and religious influences. The ...
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Overview

This superb collection of Jewish art and artifacts spans more than two millennia of artistic creation and provides a fascinating perspective on the history and culture of the Jewish people. The forty-eight treasures, shown in stunning full-color reproductions, have been selected from the world's foremost repository of Jewish art and archaeology, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The accompanying essays inform and enlighten, placing each item in the context of the prevailing cultural and religious influences. The works include relics of early Jewish history, ceremonial objects, folk art, paintings, and precious remnants of communities that have vanished forever. In bringing together these rich and varied examples of Jewish art, Jewish Art Masterpieces reminds us of the links between past and present and the enduring legacy of the Jewish heritage.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780883631959
  • Publisher: Levin, Hugh Lauter Associates
  • Publication date: 6/16/1998
  • Pages: 119
  • Product dimensions: 9.39 (w) x 12.35 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface 7
Introduction 9
Ivory Pomegranate: Jerusalem 18
Coin of Judah: Jerusalem 20
Sarcophagus from a Nazarite Family Tomb: Jerusalem 22
Gold-Glass Base: Rome 24
Mosaic Pavement: Beth Shean 26
Multiple-Nozzle Lamp: Provenance Unknown 28
Oil Lamp with Menorah: Provenance Unknown 30
The Vittorio Veneto Synagogue: Italy 32
The Horb Synagogue Ceiling: Germany - Eliezer Sussmann 34
Torah Ark Doors: Poland 36
Torah Finials: Yemen 38
Torah Ark Curtain: Germany 40
Torah Ornaments: Italy 42
Torah Wrapper: Rome 44
Torah Decorations: Afghanistan 46
Torah Shields: Turkey 48
Torah Shield: Germany - Christoph Drentwett 50
Torah Ornaments: Germany - Jacob Posen 52
Prayer Stand: Yemen 54
Torah Crown with Finials: Southern Yemen 56
Birds' Head Haggadah: Germany 58
Sassoon Spanish Haggadah: Spain 60
The Rothschild Miscellany: Northern Italy 62
Prayer Book of the Rabbi of Ruzhin: Eastern Europe 64
Grace after Meals Manuscript: Moravia - Nathan of Mezeritz 66
The Five Scrolls in Micrography: Austria - Aaron Wolf Herlingen 68
Hanging Sabbath Lamps: Western Europe 70
Sabbath Candlesticks: Israel - Zelig Segal 72
Spice Boxes: Europe 74
Sukkah: Southern Germany 76
Hanukkah Lamp: Germany 78
Esther Scroll: Germany (?) 80
Lusterware Passover Plate: Spain 82
Mizrach: Southern Germany 84
The Fall of Goliath: Eretz Israel - Moses Shah (?) 86
Amuletic Paper-Cut: Turkey - David Algranati 88
Amulet Necklace: Yemen 90
Marriage Contract: Holland - Shalom Italia 92
Bridal Casket: Northern Italy 94
Burial Society Glass: Bohemia 96
Breastpieces: Morocco 98
Woven Wool Carpet: Kurdistan 100
Circumcision Set: Bohemia 102
The Wedding: Germany - Moritz Oppenheim 104
Illustration for "Boat Ticket": Berlin - El Lissitzky 106
Interior of a Synagogue in Safed: Eretz Israel - Marc Chagall 108
The Sacrifice of Isaac: Israel - Menashe Kadishman 110
Still Life with Jewish Objects: Russia - Issachar Ryback 112
References 114
Index 117
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