Home
    Under Reconstruction!
Object Alone */

Obj. ID: 9744
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Shiviti plaque, Israel/Eretz Israel, 1963

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1989
The rectangular "Shiviti" plaque consists of two horizontal parts. The upper part cnsists at its center a verse in square filled letters which reads: "שויתי יהוה לנגדי תמיד")תהילים,טז:ח(,"כמבא")כי מימיני בל אמוט()תהילים,יז:ח( "I have set the Lord always before me"(Ps.16:8),"Because he is at my right hand,I shall not be moved"(Ps.17:8) The name of God is writen in big letters.##On top of it there is a verse which reads: "דע לפני מי אתה עומד לפני ממ"ה)מלך מלכי המלכים( הקב"ה)הקדוש ברוך הוא(")שילוב אבות ג:א,ד:כב,ברכות כח:עב( "Know before whom you are standing before the supreme king of kings,the holy one,blessed be he."(compilation of Mishnah,Avot,3:1,4:22 b.t.ber28b) Beneath it there is a line which reads: "יאהדונהי ציון אידהנויה" 1)Eight letter name of God. Zion. Eight letter name of God. The lower part is divided into three vertical sections which are separated by two verses bearing bands. Each section consists of a semi circled seven branches menorah based on a semi circled base,surrounded by a vegetal decoration. The central menorah is larger then the other two and is composed of Ps.67. "Jerusalem" is read at the semi circled base of the menorah. The first verse of the psalms is in circular arch on top of the menorah,forming a semi circular shaped cover.The name of God is read on top of the branches.##The Menorah is surmounted by a verse which reads: "לקי")לישועתך קיותי ה'( "שדי" "לסי")לישועתך קיותי ה'(##"קלי ילק")לישועתך קיותי ה'()בראשית מט:יח( "Laki""Shadai""Lassi"##"Kali Yelek" (Laki,Kali,Yelek:Three versions of the same verse which mean:"I have waited for thy salvation,O Lord"(Gen.49:18).Lassi is a translation of the same verse). The right menorah is composed of Ps.121 and is surmounted by the tables of the testimony.An inscription is writen at the top of the tables and reads: "כתר תורה" "Coronet of Law"## An iscription is writen at the semi circled base and reads: "אמד צקד שב עב בפי )בן פרת יוסף(##פאי)פותח את ידך(" Amad ccakad av ???"Joseph is a fruitful bough"##"Thou openest thine hand"(Ps.145:16). The left menorah is composed of the prayer: "אנא בכח" It is surmounted by the tables of the testimony.On top of the tables there is an iscription which reads: "כתר חכמה" "Coronet of wisdom" The left menorah is based on a semi circled bottom, which bear an inscription; "ברוך שם כבוד מ')מלכותו(ל')לעולם( ועד ## חתך)פותח את ידך(")תהילים קמה:טז( "Blessed be the name of his glorious majesty forever and ever"##"Thou openest thine hand"(ps.145:16) The two bands which divide between the three menorah bear the verse which reads: "ואני ברוב חסדך אבא ביתך אשתחוה אל היכל ק')קדשך( ביראתך")תהילים ה:ח( "But as for me, I will come into thy house in the multitude of thy mercy:and in thy fear will I worship toward thy holy temple"(Ps.5:7) A dedicatory inscription is writen beneath the menorahs in linear letters and reads: "זאת המנורה למנוחת נר"ן)ישמרהו הרחמן ויברכו( המרוחם הזקן יצחק בן יונה ##גבריאל שנפטר ביום ה י"ז בניסן שנת תשכ"ג ת'נ'צ'ב'ה'" "This is the Menorah for the repose of the elder Isaac son of Yonah Gavriiel who passed away on Thursday 17th of Nisan in the year 1963 May his soul be bound up in the bond of life." On both sides of the dedicatory inscription,is a date inscription which reads: "בשנת תשכ"ג" "In the year 1963" A rectangular frame surround the three menorahs, composed of a verse on three facets and reads: "וזה מעשה המנרה מקשה זהב עד ירכה## עד פרחה מקשה הוא כמראה אשר## הראה ה' את משה כן עשה את המנורה")במדבר ח:ד( "And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold,unto the shaft thereof ,unto the flowers thereof,was beaten work: According unto the pattern which the Lord had shewed Moses so he made the candlestick."(Numbers 8:4)

8 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Shiviti plaque | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1963
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
|
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.