Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear - 25 g
|Object:||judaica - a kabbalistic Amulet "shiviti " for protection against evil eye / health / luck|
|Designer/ Artist:||Jewish Persian artist|
|Estimated Period:||Early 20th century|
|Country of Origin:||Iran|
|Condition:||Excellent condition - barely used with minimal signs of aging & wear|
A magnificent Jewish kabbalistic Amulet for protection against evil eye / health / love / success and more
Hand crafted in Iran - Jewish artist - circa 1920
Unique type of engraving that artist worked in Iran
Rich with Hebrew text from the Kabbalah world - designed like a menorah
Made from solid silver - at least 800/1000 - not marked - tested with acid
Very good quality - can be worn as a pendant
For similar amulets please see אוסף פויכטונגר מסורת ואמנות יהודית ( pictures added )
Shiviti (שויתי in Hebrew, also: Shivisi, in the Ashkenazic pronunciation) are meditative representations of a candlestick used in some Jewish communities for contemplation over God's name. They are usually placed over the amud - the podium from which the prayer service is led by the hazzan. A decorated parochet or mizrach tapestry, or a special illustrated page in the siddur with similar imagery may also serve the same function.
The Shiviti displays the Divine Name of God (the Tetragrammaton) followed by a representation of the Temple seven-branched candlelabrum, or more accurately, lamp-stand (since oil rather than wax was used) as described in Exodus 25:31.
Shiviti is the first word in the Hebrew text of Psalms 16:8 meaning “I have placed” and the next word is the Tetragrammaton aforementioned, which is writ large. The complete verse means “I have placed the Lord always before me”, and is written at the top. This item is meant to enable the worshipper, while praying, to assume an appropriate posture and frame of mind, not unlike the Eastern mandala tradition.
The Kabbalists observed that Psalms 67 has a sentence structure such that it may be said to figuratively represent a lamp-stand. The first verse is the title, and it stretches across the entire stand, marking out the burning lamps. Of the actual text which follows, the fourth, middle verse is the longest, and represents the middle trunk and the long supporting shaft. The first and seventh are the next longest, and represent the long outer branches. The remaining inner branches are of equal word length.
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great buy . but I dont believe for a min that the cost of postage cost over 50 euro. anyway I like them and they are being used
Very positive comments. Great deal. Million thanks.
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J ai eu merci
Great deal. Many thanks Roberto
Great item..very positive comments. Thanks R
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