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


Itzhak Danziger
Nimrod
1939

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

Female figurine
Ashdod
Iron Age I, 12th century BCE

Nicolas Poussin
The Destruction and Sack of the Temple of Jerusalem
1625–26

Elijah's chair
1916–25
Bezalel School, Jerusalem
Design: Ze’ev Raban, Israeli, born Poland, 1890–1970

Marcel Duchamp
L.H.O.O.Q.
1919/1964

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

Man Ray (Emmanuel Radnitzky)
Venus Restored
1936 / editioned replica 1971

Great dress (berberisca)
Tétouan, Morocco
19th century


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

The Rothschild Miscellany
Veneto, Northern Italy
ca. 1460–80
Unidentified scribe

Seder Plate from Pre-Expulsion Spain
Spain
ca. 1480


Torah ark curtain
Kriegshaber, Germany
ca. 1724
Embroiderer: Elkana Schatz Naumberg of Fürth

René Magritte
The Castle of the Pyrenees
1959

Jewish bride from Sana'a, Yemen
Early 20th century


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

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

Ngil society mask
Fang people, Gabon
Late 19th – early 20th century

Necklace (ogadéro)
Izmir, Turkey
Late 19th century


Bridal casket (cofanetto)
Northern Italy
Second half of the 15th century


Sukkah
Fishach, Southern Germany
Second half of the 19th century


Torah crown and finials
Aden, Southern Yemen
Second half of the 19th century


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

Paul Klee
Angelus Novus
1920

Mark Wallinger
Ecce Homo
1999

James Turrell
Space That Sees
1992

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

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


 
 
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