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Obj. ID: 4398
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Wooden block

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 4.1994
The octagonal block bears inscriptions in various languages on each facet. The inscriptions are bordered by a line around the top and bottom and there is an additonal line framing the top and bottom of the block. The inscription in Hebrew reads: "There is no new thing under the sun all is vanity" (Eccl. 1;2,9). There is a Star of David under the border. There are additional depictions under the other inscriptions. Under the inscription in Japanese? there is a depiction of a pagoda. Another inscription reads: "Unl/in a/ten ma???/ren mu?/ndrel vill/gleit". There is a depiction of a sword and a mallet with nails over the inscription and two shields one with a sun in the center and the other with stars? flanking two crossed swords under the inscription. Two helmets and a beer mug are depicted under the border line. An additional facet bears an inscription in an ancient script. Under the inscription there is a Star of David flanked by two turtles. Under the border line there are crossed swords with a viking helmet in the center. One facet is written in chinese? and has an unclear depiction underneath. Under the inscription in ancient Egyptian hyrogliphics there is a depiction of the pyramids. An additional inscription which reads: "Quidaui/agis p??/denten??/gas" is surmounted by a depiction of the sun rising above ancient walls on the left and a figure blowing on a horn on the right. An eagle is depicted under the border. The last facet is inscribed in another ancient script which resembles geometric patterns. A sun is depicted under the border.

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Wooden block
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