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René Magritte
The Castle of the Pyrenees
1959

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
Venus Restored

Mask
Nahal Hemar cave
Pre–Pottery Neolithic B, 7th millennium BCE

Figurine from Berekhat Ram
Berekhat Ram, Golan Heights
Lower Paleolithic 233,000 BP

Paul Klee
Angelus Novus
1920

Ngil society mask
Fang people, Gabon

Pierre le Rouge, French, 15th century
after Lucas Brandis de Schass, German, 15th century

Map of the Holy Land
1488

The Great Isaiah Scroll MS A (1QIsa)
Qumran, Cave 1
1st century BCE

The Florilegium Scroll (4Q174)
Qumran, Cave 4
Second half of the 1st century BCE

Gold-glass base
Rome
4th century CE

Anthropoid sarcophagi
Cemetery at Deir el-Balah
Late Canaanite period, 14th–13th century BCE

The calf and its shrine
Ashkelon
Middle Canaanite period, 16th century BCE

Mark Wallinger
Ecce Homo
1999

James Turrell
Space That Sees
1992

Nicolas Poussin
The Destruction and Sack of the Temple of Jerusalem

Rembrandt van Rijn
St. Peter in Prison (The Apostle Peter Kneeling)
1631

Graffito with temple vessels
Jewish Quarter, Jerusalem
Herodian period, 1st century BCE

Statue of Aphrodite
Beth Shean
Roman period, 2nd century CE

Statue of the Emperor Hadrian
Camp of the Sixth Roman Legion, Tel Shalem, Beth Shean Valley
Roman period, 117–138 CE

Crucified Christ
Southern Lebanon (?)
Crusader period, late 12th – early 13th century

Itzhak Danziger
Nimrod
1939

“Priestly Benediction” on amulets
Ketef Hinnom, Jerusalem
6th century BCE

Female figurine
Ashdod
Iron Age I, 12th century BCE

Model shrine
Trans-Jordan
Iron Age II, 9th–8th century BCE

A musical ensemble on a ritual stand
Ashdod
Iron Age I, late 11th – early 10th century BCE

Elijah's chair

Bezalel School, Jerusalem
Design: Ze’ev Raban, Israeli, born Poland, 1890–1970

Necklace (ogadéro)
Izmir, Turkey



Bridal casket (cofanetto)
Northern Italy



Seder Plate from Pre-Expulsion Spain
Spain



Sukkah
Fishach, Southern Germany



Torah crown and finials
Aden, Southern Yemen



Glass for a burial society’s annual banquet
Prague, Bohemia
1713


The Rothschild Miscellany
Veneto, Northern Italy

Unidentified scribe

Interior of the Horb synagogue
Horb am Main, Germany
1735
Artist: Eliezer Sussman of Brody

Interior of the Kadavumbagam synagogue
Cochin, Southern India

Date of construction: 1539–44
Wooden decoration: 17th–18th centuries

Jewish bride from Sana'a, Yemen



Torah ark curtain
Kriegshaber, Germany

Embroiderer: Elkana Schatz Naumberg of Fürth

Great dress (berberisca)
Tétouan, Morocco



Marcel Duchamp
L.H.O.O.Q.


 
 
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