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Judaica Religious Objects

Art has always played an important role in Judaism. Since the Old Testament prohibits the production and use of any likeness of man or beast, most Judaica religious objects have conformed to this rule and instead depict Jewish symbols, including the menorah and Star of David, and Hebrew selections taken from religious texts, such as the Torah. However, religious objects used for commemoration rather than worship, particularly photographs taken at bar/bat mitzvas, often depict people participating in religious events.

During the 19th and 20th centuries, and especially after 1945, there was a renewed interest in Jewish art and history. Numerous Jewish museums were established during this time, opening in cities such as Venice, Florence, Rome, Athens, and Bucharest. Likewise, collectors of Judaica religious objects have also increased, accompanied by a flourishing art market rich with a variety of Esther scrolls, Torah finials, spice towers, historical photographs, and countless other priceless items.


Quick Facts

  • In December 2015, a collection of Jewish manuscripts and Daniel Bomberg’s early 16th-century Babylonian Talmuds sold for $14,868,000
  • On May 16, 2000, Christie’s Amsterdam sold an Italian gold scroll case with a decorated contemporary scroll of Esther for $685,786
  • Some traditional synagogues keep a lamp burning day and night to symbolize the permanency of God’s covenant with the Jewish people

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Four Pieces Judaica Silver
May 30, 12:00 PM EDT
Four Pieces Judaica Silver
by Cottone Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$403 Bids
Earth From Rachel's Tomb
Jun 05, 11:00 AM EDT
Earth From Rachel's Tomb
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$502 Bids
Judaica Sterling Silver Torah Shield
Jun 05, 11:00 AM EDT
Judaica Sterling Silver Torah Shield
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$502 Bids
EXTRA LARGE JUDAICA RUSSIAN SILVER ENAMEL MEZUZAH
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
EXTRA LARGE JUDAICA RUSSIAN SILVER ENAMEL MEZUZAH
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$501 Bid
Judaica Sterling Silver Handled Challah Knives, 4
Jun 05, 11:00 AM EDT
Judaica Sterling Silver Handled Challah Knives, 4
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$501 Bid
AN ASSORTMENT OF 4 MINIATURE TORAH SCROLLS CASES FOR CHILDREN
May 30, 5:00 PM IDT
AN ASSORTMENT OF 4 MINIATURE TORAH SCROLLS CASES FOR CHILDREN
by The Bidder
Est: $80- $100
$351 Bid
Necklace 84 Zolotniki Judaica, Russia, before 1945
Jun 08, 10:00 AM CEST
Necklace 84 Zolotniki Judaica, Russia, before 1945
by Pari Auktionen
Est: €360- €440
€2401 Bid
A PAIR OF 925 SILVER "BAR MITZVAH" TALLIT HOLDERS
May 30, 5:00 PM IDT
A PAIR OF 925 SILVER "BAR MITZVAH" TALLIT HOLDERS
by The Bidder
Est: $60- $80
$301 Bid
DECORATED SILVER AND DEER HORN SHOFAR
May 30, 5:00 PM IDT
DECORATED SILVER AND DEER HORN SHOFAR
by The Bidder
Est: $60- $80
$301 Bid
Torarolle
Jun 08, 11:00 AM CEST
Torarolle
by Auktionshaus Sieglin GmbH
Est: €0- €0
€1001 Bid
MAGNIFICENT THE BLESSING OF THE HOUSE WITH A PURE SILVER COIN FOR SAFE KEEPING
May 30, 5:00 PM IDT
MAGNIFICENT THE BLESSING OF THE HOUSE WITH A PURE SILVER COIN FOR SAFE KEEPING
by The Bidder
Est: $60- $80
$301 Bid
GUSTAV KLINGERT (MOSCOU, ACT.1888-1908), ATTRIBUÉ MEZUZAH, RUSSIE
May 29, 2:00 PM CEST
GUSTAV KLINGERT (MOSCOU, ACT.1888-1908), ATTRIBUÉ MEZUZAH, RUSSIE
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €600- €1,200
€101 Bid
ANCIENT HOLY LAND TERRACOTTA POTTERY UNGUENTARIUM
Jun 01, 10:00 AM EDT
ANCIENT HOLY LAND TERRACOTTA POTTERY UNGUENTARIUM
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
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Mezuzah Yaacov Agam (Israeli, 1928)
May 31, 1:00 PM EDT
Mezuzah Yaacov Agam (Israeli, 1928)
by Block Auction House
Est: $400- $1,000
$2001 Bid
Judaica Enameled Silver Twelve Tribes Mirror
Jun 02, 11:00 AM EDT
Judaica Enameled Silver Twelve Tribes Mirror
by Amero Auctions
Est: $500- $700
$2001 Bid
Judaica Hand-Forged Cast Iron Tzedakah
Jun 05, 11:00 AM EDT
Judaica Hand-Forged Cast Iron Tzedakah
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $400- $600
$1000 Bids
A Jewish silver scroll holder, Oman, 20th century
May 29, 7:00 PM CEST
A Jewish silver scroll holder, Oman, 20th century
by Vendu Rotterdam
Est: €100- €200
€800 Bids
HAZORFIM PAIR OF STERLING SILVER SABBATH CANDLESTICKS.
May 30, 7:00 PM IDT
HAZORFIM PAIR OF STERLING SILVER SABBATH CANDLESTICKS.
by Pasarel
Est: $250- $450
$1500 Bids
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Leon Israel, Antique Original Judaica Ketubah on Paper
May 30, 4:00 PM EDT
Leon Israel, Antique Original Judaica Ketubah on Paper
by Lion and Unicorn
Est: $200- $800
$200 Bids
MEIR GUR-ARIE (1891-1951) - GOAT BROOCH, 1943.
May 30, 7:00 PM IDT
MEIR GUR-ARIE (1891-1951) - GOAT BROOCH, 1943.
by Pasarel
Est: $400- $600
$2000 Bids
Judaica Glass, Resin, Metal, & Enamel Dreidels, 6
Jun 05, 11:00 AM EDT
Judaica Glass, Resin, Metal, & Enamel Dreidels, 6
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
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Lot of Many Jewish Antiques
Jun 16, 2:00 PM PDT
Lot of Many Jewish Antiques
by Pasadena Antique Warehouse
Est: $300- $500
$800 Bids
Judaica Silver Besamim Spice Tower
Jun 05, 11:00 AM EDT
Judaica Silver Besamim Spice Tower
by Auctions at Showplace
Est: $200- $400
$500 Bids
LOT OF 2 VINTAGE JEWISH SILVER STERLING AMULET PENDANTS /NECKLACE.
May 29, 5:00 PM IDT
LOT OF 2 VINTAGE JEWISH SILVER STERLING AMULET PENDANTS /NECKLACE.
by The Bidder
Est: $0- $0
$250 Bids

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