The Song of Songs; Shir-Ha-Shirim

Ze'ev Raban; Mordechai Avniel; Hasefer

Leather bound printed text, illustrated by Ze'ev Raban. The front cover has cameos at each corner depicting scenes of Jerusalem or a woman's profile. At the center is a large cameo with two pearls and three semi-precious embedded stones depicting Shulamit dancing and a seated girl playing tambourine, set in a silver filigree frame.

Ze'ev Raban was head of the repoussé department at the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts from 1914, and also taught modeling, anatomy, and composition. Mordechai Avniel was head of the ivory carving department during the end of the 1920s.

Name: The Song of Songs; Shir-Ha-Shirim
Artist: Ze'ev Raban; Mordechai Avniel; Hasefer
Location:
Origin: Palestine: Jerusalem, 1923
Medium: Ivory, Leather, Printed Paper, Silver
Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 9 3/4 x 3/4 in.
Credit: Gift of the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago
Catalog Number: Unfiled