The Dayan Collection is an expression of two converging worlds in the life of Moshe Dayan: his love of collecting and his love of the Land of Israel and its heritage. As a fellow collector, I understood well the enthusiasm with which Moshe enriched his trove with finds of aesthetic and historical importance. Combining keen intuition and knowledge of the Land, he succeeded in assembling an impressive array of statues, figurines, and ancient tools, some of them very rare. For him, finding an object was not an end in itself, but the springboard of inquiry and discovery an entire and wondrous culture, its ways of life and afterlife. Amidst controversy - because of our laws forbidding unauthorized excavations of historical historical sites- it was feared that the collection might be lost to the people of Israel who are its rightful guardians. The Israel Museum, through the generosity of Billie and Laurence Tisch of New York, has been privileged to restore objects from the collection, and has for the first time published their story. Foreword by Teddy Kollek
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Book Description The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1986. Soft cover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 090847
Book Description Ornan, Tallay, 1986. Couverture souple. Book Condition: Très bon. Pas de jaquette. pp. 136, 61 b/w and col. ill., cm 21x27. Bookseller Inventory # 56111rb