Artworks of Jewish Interest

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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" and the oil painting "The Abduction of Rebecca" (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 you'll find a magnificent Torah crown, a rare survival of 18th-century Italian silver, in Gallery 508. Items of archeological interest include an earthenware lamp from 350-450 CE, one of the few surviving lamps decorated with Jewish symbols, on view in Gallery 300.

More (a partial list):

"The Jewish Angel," an oil painting by Giorgio de Chirico, in Gallery 905; Early Byzantine Glass hexagonal jug with Jewish symbols in Gallery 171; Byzantine Hexagonal Pilgrim's Jar with Jewish Symbol in Gallery 300; Bowl Fragments with Menorah, Shofar, and Torah Ark (Roman Jewish gold glass) in Gallery 300.

Sunday–Thursday: 10 am–5:30 pm*
Friday and Saturday: 10 am–9 pm*

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


Sunday, October 21, 2018 (All day)


The Metropolitan Museum of Art
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New York, NY 10028




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