Engraved illustration from the King James Bible made for the Rev. Dr. Southwell's Family Bible. A scene from the Old Testament: The Book of the Maccabees: Cruelties exercised by the order of Antiochus. 1777 AD (15 1/2" x 9")
From the Holy Land. Blue glass pendant with a high relief seven-branch Menorah, the symbol for Light, Justice, Peace, Truth, Benevolence, Brotherly Love, and Harmony. Traces of iridescence. 100 AD (1 ¼" )
Animal-skin mezuzah with inscribed Hebrew verses from the Torah. Comes with an original animal-skin mezuzah case. A mezuzah is a he parchment scroll affixed to the doorframe in Jewish homes to fulfill the mitzvah (Biblical commandment). 1600's AD. Mezuzah scroll (spread): 6" x 6",
Mezuzah case : 7".
Carved limestone wall fragment depicting a kneeling priest and a seven-branched Menorah. The significance of the Menorah has two parts; one is to symbolize the Menorah in the Temple and the other is to mark the eight days of Hanukkah. Earthen patina. Exceptional piece! Very rare, beautiful and attractive. 100-300 AD (5 ½" x 5" x 2")
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