This volume in our series deals with carved Jewisch tombstones in Ukraine and Moldova. Created through the efforts of many generations of stone carvers, these tombstones form in themselves a special world of poignant imagery, with peculiar shapes and great local diversity. Along with still existing tombstones, the book shows magnificent extinct specimens of destroyed cemeteries.
The 'Masterpieces of Jewish Art' series is a unique publication devoted to the most outstanding monuments of the Jewish artistic heritage kept in museums and private collections in th Commonwealth of Independen States. Each volume contains from 150 to 250 illustrations. All in all, more than 3,000 works of Jewish art will be represented in the 15 volumes of the series, which come off the press in 1993.