Jewish Art Masterpieces
from The Israel Museum

edited by Iris Fishof

Magnificent art from one of the most important Judaica museums in the world

Featuring representative items from the world's most comprehensive collection of Jewish art, Jewish Art Masterpieces is a magnificent showcase of Judaica's most precious objects, as well as a fascinating survey of Jewish history.

Forty-eight colorplates reveal the artistry, craftsmanship, and detail of such precious objects as an eighth-century BCE ivory pomegranate from Solomon's temple, an engraved marriage contract from the 15th century, and modern paintings by such artists as Marc Chagall and Menashe Kadishman. Illuminated Hebrew manuscripts, such as the classic Bird's Head Haggadah from 14th century Germany, are also featured, as are synagogue interiors, Torah decorations, and Sabbath festival objects.

Each item is accompanied by an in-depth essay describing the object's historical, religious, and artistic significance.


9 x 12 in., 128 pages
ISBN: 0-88363-478-3
$19.95 U.S.

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