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Obj. ID: 13494
Modern Jewish Art
  Sgan-Cohen, Tinker Toy

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Laor, Liora, 03.1995

The tinker toy structure consists of a top disc to which three lines of discs are connected: on both sides and in the middle. The central line is longer than the other two on the either side with two more discs that are connected to their bases. The discs above the lowest one create the shape of a hexagon. On each disc a black word is written in Hebrew on both sides of the disc, representing a Kabalistic term. Verso: On the top disc is written in black Hebrew block letters: כתר/Crown. On the first disc on the right colunm is written in Hebrew block letters: חכמה/Wisdom. On the second disc of the right column is written above the hole in Hebrew cursive letters: חסד. Below the hole of the same disc is written in Latin cursive letters 'mercy'. Below this in Hebrew cursive letters is written in parentheses: )גדולה( (greatness) On the disc below, the last disc of the right column, is written in Hebrew block letters: נצח/Eternity. In the left column, opposite to the 'Wisdom' disc is a disc on which is written in Hebrew block black letters: בינה בינה/Intelligence. Below the 'Intelligence' disc, opposite the mercy/greatness disc, is a disc on which is written, above the hole, in Hebrew cursive letters: גבורה/Heroism. Below the hole of the same disc is written in Latin cursive letters: 'fear'. On the last disc in the left column, opposite to to Eternity disc, is written on the left side of the disc in Hebrew block letters: הוד/Honour. Below the Crown disc, connected to the Wisdom and Mercy/Greatness discs, between them is a transparent disc on which is written in Hebrew block letters: דעת Knowledge. The 'knowledge' disc is below the 'Crown' disc, but is not connected to it. It stands at the top of the central colunm, connected to the central disc, which is right below it. תפארת/Grandeur. On the central disc is written in Hebrew block letters above a sun, shining around the hole: The 'Grandeur' disc is connected diagonally to the 'Mercy/Greatness' and 'Eternity' discs on the right column and to 'Heroism' and 'Honor' discs on the left column. Below the 'Grandeur' disc, it is connected to the lowest disc of the hexagon, on which is written above a sun shining around the hole, in Hebrew cursive letters: יסוד The bases below the hexagon, above the three discs base, is written on the disc in Hebrew block letters: מלכות/Kingship. Recto: The top 'Crown' disc is identical on both siedes, but with a shining sun around the hole. On the other side of 'Wisdom' is written in Hebrew block letters above the hole: בינה/Intelligence. Below the hole is written in Latin cursive letters: 'Intelligence'. On the other side of the Mercy/Greatness disc is written above the hole in Hebrew block letters: דין/Law. Below the hole is written in Hebrew cursive letters with an initial: גבורה/Heroism. Below it, on the same disc is written in Latin cursive letters: 'Fear'. On the other side of the 'Eternity' disc is written above the shining sun around the hole, in Hebrew block letters: הוד Honor Below the hole is written in Latin cursive letters: 'Honor'. On the other side of the 'Intelligence' disc is written above the hole in Hebrw block letters: חכמה/Wisdom. Below the hole is written in Latin cursive letters: 'Wisdom'. Heroism disc is identical on both sides. On the other side of the 'Honor' disc is written above the hole, above the shining sun in Hebrew block letters: נצח/Eternity. Below the hole is written in Latin cursive letters: 'Victory'. On the other side of the basis disc is written above the hole in Hebrew block letters: On the other side of the 'Knowledge' disc nothing is written. On the other side of 'Grandeur' is written in Hebrew block letters: תפארת/Grandeur. Below the hole is written in Latin block letters: 'Grace'. On the other side of the 'Basis' disc is written in Hebrew block letters above the hole: יסוד/Basis. Below the hole of the same disc is written in Latin cursive letters: 'Foundation'. On the other side of the 'Kingship' disc is written above the hole in Hebrew block letters: מלכות/Kingship. Below the hole is written in Latin cursive letters: 'Kingdom'.

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Tinker Toy | Unknown
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1980
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Israel | Jerusalem | Sgan-Cohen, M.
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