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The Barakat Gallery is a fifth generation family owned and operated business, founded in Jerusalem over 125 years ago. The Gallery is a purveyor of museum quality ancient art specializing in Classical antiquities, Near Eastern, Biblical, Chinese, Pre-Columbian, Byzantine, Asian, African and Primitive arts. Whether you are a collector, a scholar, a designer, an investor, or just an appreciator, the Barakat Collection has something for you. Please browse through the centuries in the following pages and feel free to contact us at any time should you have questions, comments, or further inquiries. Should you wish to do a comprehensive search of our entire product inventory please click the link below.

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Set of Three Ming Glazed Terracotta Attendants
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Collecting 101: Chinese Funerary Figures

You can tell a lot about a culture by how they bury their dead. In the case of Ming Dynasty (1368–1644) China, the sculptural figures found in tombs tell the story of everyday life more than 500 years ago. To find out more about these curious sculptures, we went to Lofty expert Amanda Miller, a specialist in Chinese and Japanese decorative arts with more than a decade of auction house experience, for the scoop on these buried treasures.

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Indulgences: Collecting Ancient Coins

Coins. Reach into any pocket or purse and you’re certain to find a few. They are an integral part of daily life, so ubiquitous that we rarely think about them. Few objects are as universally employed by human culture. Throughout the world, every civilized society uses coins as a medium of exchange. Coins serve as a kind of propaganda, an advertisement for the aims and ambitions of the people who mint them.

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Puja and Piety: Hindu, Jain, and Buddhist Art from the Indian Subcontinent

This exhibition celebrates the complexity of South Asian representation and iconography by examining the relationship between aesthetic expression and the devotional practice, or puja, in the three native religions of the Indian subcontinent.

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