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Obj. ID: 6755
Modern Jewish Art
  Sgan-Cohen, Ark of Covenant

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Laor, Liora, 02.1995
A yellow Star of David is painted on the center of a mirror in the door of a white first-aid cabinet. A black dripping stain is depicted on the left wall of the cabinet. A brown smudge is painted on the lower left corner of the back of the cabinet. Two white wooden rectangular slats stand inside the cabinet leaning against the back wall.

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Name/Title
Ark of Covenant | Unknown
Object Detail
Acrylic on mirror, wood
Date
1977-1978
Synagogue active dates
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Historical Origin
Unknown
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Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
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Material/Technique
First aid cabinet with mirror: acrylic on mirror, wood.
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Material Inscription
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Material Lining
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Construction material
Measurements
Height
Whole: 39.6 cm, Door: 36.7 cm, Mirror: 27.1 cm, Tables: 24.6 mm
Length
Width
Whole: 12.4 cm, Tablets: 9.6 cm
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Condition
Extant
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
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Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
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Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks

The yellow star of David alludes to the yellow patch, worn by Jews during the Holocaust. The brown stain on the back alludes to the bare patch of wall in the homes of religious Jews which commemorates the destruction of the temple in Jerusalem. The two wooden slates inside the cabinet allude to the tablets of the covenant.

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History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Hakibutz Gallery, Tel Aviv, 1978
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