Auction 88 - Part I - Books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical Letters, Ceremonial Art

Decorative Shiviti Plaque on Parchment – Bezalel Artist Haim Mahboub – Jerusalem, 1933

Opening: $500
Sold for: $625
Including buyer's premium

Handsome Shiviti plaque by Bezalel graduate Haim Mahboub. Jerusalem, 1933.
Ink and gouache on parchment.
Seven-branched lamp calligram at center, composed of Psalm 67, topped by the verse opening with the word "shiviti", flanked by two Stars of David containing the word "Zion". Surrounded by verses and letter combinations as well as artful vegetal patterns. Dedicated to "Rabbi Shimon Yitzhak ben Avraham" and signed "Haim Mahboub, 26 Adar 5693".
Haim Mahboub was a student at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts between 1919-1920 and is listed in the Schatz's Bezalel exhibition catalog. Works by him are kept in the Israel Museum collection.
23X29 cm. Fair condition. Considerable warping to parchment. Loss to ink and paint.

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Shiviti Plaques, Ketubot, Prints
Shiviti Plaques, Ketubot, Prints