Bezalel Style Prayer Book Siddur With Silvered Cover After Ze’ev Raban, Israel, 1966.
A magnificent Bezalel style Hebrew prayer book (Siddur) with a silver plated cover after the original design by Ze’ev Raban, made in Israel by “Sinai Publishing”, 1966, Judaica.
The cover is decorated with a Decalogue and a Torah crown, set with various turquoise stones, surrounded by the symbols of the twelve tribes and their Hebrew names, inscribed in Hebrew “Ki Mitzion Tetze Tora” (“for out of Zion shall go forth the law”, Isaiah 2:3).
The side is decorated with two spies carrying a grape cluster on top and bottom, centered by Hebrew inscription “Siddur” (prayer book).
On the reverse there is a 7 light Menorah, inscribed in Hebrew on top and bottom “Jerusalem” (Jerusalem souvenir), surrounded by the symbols of the twelve tribes and their Hebrew names.
The book is printed in Hebrew.
Comes in the original plastic box.
Wolf Rawicki, later to be known as Ze’ev Raban, was born in Lodz in 1890.
Raban reached Eretz-Israel in 1912 and joined the staff of the Bezalel School in Jerusalem.
Raban’s acquaintance had been with a European Symbolism that was international, equivocal, and often personal.In Eretz-Israel he created a “Hebrew Symbolism” that was national and carried a clear message.
He developed a visual lexicon of motifs based on Jewish designs and topics, and to these he added his own Hebrew calligraphic script and other decorative elements, to form what was to become the “Bezalel style”.
284gr. / 9oz.
Length – 12.5cm. / 4.9in. Width – 9cm. / 3.5in.
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