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René Magritte
The Castle of the Pyrenees
1959

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

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

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

The calf and its shrine
Ashkelon
Middle Bronze Age, 16th century BCE

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

Female figurine
Ashdod
Iron Age I, 12th century BCE

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

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

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

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

Mark Wallinger
Ecce Homo
1999

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

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

Paul Klee
Angelus Novus
1920

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

Map of the Holy Land
1488

James Turrell
Space That Sees
1992

Interior of the Kadavumbagam synagogue
Cochin, Southern India



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

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


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

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


Great dress (berberisca)
Tétouan, Morocco
19th century


Necklace (ogadéro)
Izmir, Turkey
Late 19th century


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

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

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

Gold-glass base
Rome
4th century CE

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


Seder Plate from Pre-Expulsion Spain
Spain
ca. 1480


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


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


Stephen Dean
Pulse
2001

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

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

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

Itzhak Danziger
Nimrod
1939

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

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


 
 
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