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Lot #    33823
Auction End Date    4/24/2012 10:19:30 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Shivviti
Title (Hebrew)    שויתי
Author    [Kabbalah - Unrecorded]
City    [Poland]
Publication Date    c. 1930
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Broadside, 382:505 mm., chipped, age staining, several tears affecting border.
          
Detailed
Description
   Broadside in beautiful colors with Biblical scenes and Biblical verses. The upper section caries the names of the Twelve Tribes with the corresponding symbol. This Shivviti was apparently the source of similiar charts produced by later Israeli artists in the 1950s and 1960s.

Shivviti the opening word, in Hebrew, of the verse: "I have set the Lord always before me" (Ps. 16:8). As a part of the daily prayer, the word became a clichM for Jewish devotion and common language. During the 18th and 19th centuries, and up to the present a votive tablet called "Shivviti," principally containing the above verse, was put up in front of those praying in the synagogue. These synagogue plaques contain other verses, concerning the Law and the Torah. Most of them were profusely decorated in shapes and colors. The most common motifs of decoration were the seven-branched menorah of the Temple, and symbolic buildings representing different "Holy Places" in Erez Israel, such as Jerusalem or the tombs of sages and righteous men. Some are decorated with animals or mythical beasts and persons. Others serve as amulets, containing magical symbols, such as the Magen David, and magical verses. Most of the Shivviti plaques derive from Eastern Europe in the 19th century. There are, however, some plaques which come from North Africa, mainly from Morocco.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Russia-Poland:    Checked
  
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Characteristic
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Language:    Hebrew
  
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