Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta, From Ancient Coins to Modern Art (Case Study No. 9), 2018-2019
Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta
From Ancient Coins to Modern Art
Case Study No. 9

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how the Jewish revolts against Hellenism and the Roman occupation of Palestine (Judaea Capta) echo in rituals, art, and everyday life from antiquity into the present. Pièces de Résistance highlights a variety of collection items ranging from ancient coins and their replicas, to ritual objects for Purim and Hanukkah. The exhibition also prominently features art by Marc Chagall, Lazar Krestin, and Arthur Szyk that celebrates political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in Jewish history across time and space.

Read more at magnes.berkeley.edu/exhibitions/pieces-de-resistance
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