Jewish Art Quiz


The earliest pieces of Jewish art were religious objects--Torah adornments, marriage certificates, tombstones--that were illuminated. Relatively recently, "art for art's sake" became a concept--and the Jewish world quickly adapted, producing such notable talents as Marc Chagall and Yaacov Agam. How much do you know about Jewish art?

    Question 1 of 10:

    What are teraphim?

     Embroidered tapestries often hung in ancient temples
     Figurines of household gods of healing and welfare
     Ornately decorated bath-houses
     Pieces of art that also serve a ritual function