Irit Ziffer

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Dr. Irit Margit Ziffer (born 1954 in Tel Aviv, Israel), archaeologist and art historian, is the current curator of the Ceramics and Copper (Hebrew: Nehushtán) pavilions of the Eretz Israel Museum in Tel Aviv.[1][2]

Her main speciality is symbols and their meanings in ancient art, especially the way they were used by political powers.


  1. ^ Cheng, Jack & Marian H Feldman, eds. Ancient Near Eastern Art in Context: Studies in Honor of Irene J. Winter by Her Students. Leiden, Netherlands: Koninklijke Brill NV, 2007. xii.
  2. ^ Westenholz, Joan Goodnick & Muze'on artsot ha-Mikra. Royal Cities of the Biblical World. Bible Land Museum, 1996. 255.