(Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art) Digital Archive


Saw this piece at Hyperallergic about “the Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art, a recently launched website that represents the world’s largest online database of Jewish art.”

“Made public by the Center in August, the website features over 260,000 entries that catalogue a wide range of objects, artifacts, and sites from 41 countries, dating from antiquity to recent years. Over one-third of them are characterized as Jewish Ritual Architecture — such as synagogues, palaces, and houses — while researchers have organized the rest into five other groups: Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts, Sacred and Ritual Objects, Jewish Cemeteries, Ancient Jewish Art, and Modern Jewish Art. The database is fully searchable by these categories but also by keyword, date, artist, location, community, and school or style.”

The index was organized by researchers with the Center for Jewish Art at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.



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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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