Artworks of Jewish Interest

The Metropolitan Museum is always a venue to check out many artworks of Jewish interest. Current highlights include the watercolor "Saada, the Wife of Abraham Ben-Chimol, and Préciada, One of Their Daughters" (1832) and the oil painting "The Abduction of Rebecca" (1846, based on Sir Walter Scott's "Ivanhoe"), both by Eugène Delacroix and on view in Gallery 899 through January 6. "Scene in the Jewish Quarter of Constantine" (1851), an oil painting by Théodore Chassériau, is on view in Gallery 804, and in Gallery 508 you'll find a magnificent Torah crown (keter) and a Pair of Torah finials (rimonim), both rare survivors of 18th-century Italian silver, as well as a Georgian Pair of Torah finials (rimonim) from 1896. Items of archeological interest include an earthenware Lamp with Jewish Symbols from 350-450 CE, one of the few surviving lamps from the era decorated with Jewish symbols, on view in Gallery 300.

More (a partial list):

"The Jewish Angel" (1816), an oil painting by Giorgio de Chirico, in Gallery 905; Marc Chagall's "The Lovers" (1913-14), also in Gallery 905, is an imaginary scene of the artist with his fiancée Bella Rosenfeld in his room in Vitebsk; an early-Byzantine Hexagonal Jug with Jewish symbol in Gallery 171; Byzantine Hexagonal Pilgrim's Jar (c. 578-636) with Jewish Symbol in Gallery 300; Roman Bowl Fragments with Menorah, Shofar, and Torah Ark (300-350), also in Gallery 300.

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Closed Thanksgiving Day, December 25, January 1, and the first Monday in May. 


Saturday, January 5, 2019 (All day)


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