Auction 67 Judaica - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art
Sep 18, 2019 (Your local time)
 8 Ramban St, Jerusalem.
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LOT 12:

Shiviti Plaque - Illuminated Parchment - Jerusalem, First Half of 20th Century

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"V'ze maase hamenorah" - Shiviti plaque with a menorah, written on parchment, decorated in color and gilt, placed in a silver-plated frame studded with gemstones. Jerusalem, [first half of 20th century].
Parchment, ink, gouache and gold powder.
Artistic Shiviti plaque. Central menorah with foliate branches, between which appear the verses of Psalm 67. Above the menorah inside a gilt medallion are the words of the verse "I have placed the Lord before me constantly" (Hebrew) and under the menorah, inside another medallion is the Hebrew inscription "V'ze maase hamenorah [this is the way the menorah was made], Jerusalem". Dense foliate and abstract patterns in light blue, blue, ruby and gold, inspired by Oriental and Western art alike, surround the menorah and the inscriptions. In a silver-plated frame studded with turquoise gemstones and red cut glass stones, adorned with foliate and floral patterns and winged putti.
Parchment: Approx. 11X15.5 cm. Frame: 17X23 cm. Good-fair condition. Pigment losses and fading to bottom edge. Color bleeding. Wavy parchment. The frame is soldered on the back. The parchment was not examined out of frame.

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