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Archaeology and the Ancient World
Students have the opportunity to handle replicas of ancient clay and metal artifacts to explore the archaeological process and daily life within the context of ancient civilizations.
The Art of the Book
Students grind pigments using a mortar and pestle and examine parchments, reed pens and natural pigments to learn about medieval manuscripts and book production in the Middle Ages.
Mortar and Grinder, Israel, 1400-586 B.C.E., Basalt: ground
Mortar: 3 3/4 x 10 1/2 in. Grinder: 3 1/2 x 2 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. The Jewish Museum, New York.
Marriage Contract, Verona (Italy), 1733, Ink and paint on parchment
29 1/2 x 19 1/2 in. The Jewish Museum, New York, Gift of Isidore M. Cohen