Artist: Nava Shoham bio
Size: 19" x 27"
Description:This is a ketubah by Nava Shoham. The brilliance of light and color, for which stained glass is renowned, is artfully reproduced in this dynamic ketubah.
This ketubah-triptych is replete with universal and Jewish symbols,
Dove & olives-peace.
Seven species-represents the land of Milk & Honey-Israel.
David's city, David's tower. The old city.
Music symbols & instruments.
Light--Energy--Water: Sun, moon phases, The Menorah, candles and flowing water, sea creatures
The Lions (at the base)
In many cultures the lion is the emblem of earthly power, strength, dignity, courage, and royalty. Its golden brown fur made the lion a symbol of the sun.
The lion is a symbol of the proud ruler in the bible:
The tribes of Judah, Gad, and Dan are favorably described as lions because of their strength, courage, and fierceness in battle especially when taking the Promised Land from the Canaanites (Gen 49:9; Deu 33:20; 33:22).
Lions were also an emblem of justice.
Therefore, Solomon's throne had six steps with twelve lions;
one stood on each side of the six steps to represent his justice and the power of the twelve tribes of Israel (1 Ki 10:18-20).
Even during the Middle Ages, stone lions represented justice in the ecclesiastical courts.
The courage, might, and valor of Israel's strong men including David and his mighty men, Samson, Saul, and Jonathan, were extolled as being lion-like or stronger than lions
(Judg 14:5-9; 1 Sam 17:34-37; 2 Sam 1:23; 17:10; 23:20; 1 Chr 11:22; 12:8).
In summary, the lion symbolizes
courage, royalty, strength, vigilance, justice, valor, fertility, pride, protection, and conquest.
In the Orient he is believed to protect people from demons.
In alchemy red lions represent sulfur and green lions stand for matter.
This original print looks like a true original artwork! Paper and canvas along with the colors and texts that are used for this original print last for a life time.
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