Friday, August 11, 2017

The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art

The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art
The Hebrew University’s Center for Jewish Art has launched the world’s largest index of Jewish Art, a collection of more than 260,000 digitized images of Jewish objects and artifacts from all over the world. The Index preserves the rich artistic heritage of the Jewish people throughout time and across the globe.

The Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art is a collection of digitized images and information about Jewish artifacts from all over the world. The online collection includes over 260,000 images of objects and artifacts from 700 museums, synagogues and private collections in 41 different countries, as well as architectural drawings of 1,500 synagogues and Jewish ritual buildings from antiquity to the modern day.

The public can access the Bezalel Narkiss Index of Jewish Art and start exploring the world of Jewish art at http://cja.huji.ac.il/browser.php. Amateur or professional researchers easily access more than a quarter of a million images, with accompanying details and descriptions, either by simple keyword search or according to such categories as Iconographical Subject, Origin, Artist, Object, Community, Collection or Location.

The Index of Jewish Art
Jewish Ritual Architecture
123141 images 9183 objects
Modern Jewish Art
2530 images 555 objects
Ancient Jewish Art
3428 images 310 objects
Hebrew Illuminated Manuscripts
14523 images 651 objects
Sacred and Ritual Objects
78916 images 13714 objects
Jewish Funerary Art
41072 images 1059 objects

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