Armenian Ceramic Mezuzah with Ancient Jerusalem Motif
Size: 5.1" / 13 cm (holds 10 cm / 3.9" scroll)
This gorgeous, colorful Mezuzah captures the splendor of ancient Jerusalem with its olive trees, ancient wall, famous towers and religious sites.
Jerusalem, the holy city is important in the heart of every Jew and hence Jews recite the phrase "Im Eshkachech Yerusalayim, Tishkach Yemini"- "If I forget thee O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her cunning". This Mezuzah is a beautiful depiction of Jerusalem in all its glory of rich colors and splendid olive trees, indigenous to the area. The famous, ancient towers, Kotel, Golden Dome and ancient wall are beautifully portrayed on the Mezuzah. The use of clay represents the ancient stone of Jerusalem known for its gold gleam when reflected by the sun. The colors of orange, red, yellow, blue and green offer an opulent appearance and the blue border is that of a typical Armenian design. The bottom of the Mezuah features the word Hebrew Jerusalem in a semi-circle in black and the top a Shin, a letter from Hashem's name.
This wonderful Mezuzah is great to place along the doorposts of homes, businesses and public and private buildings.
Bring a touch of art, history, culture and Jerusalem to someone's home with this lovely piece.
Note: This is only the Mezuzah case and does not come with a scroll.
Note: Armenian ceramics are delicate and should be treated with care. Each piece is individually hand made with the ancient skill of mixing and shaping clay and water and then placing the object in an oven or kiln at a temperature of 1000°C until it hardens. The piece is then beautifully hand painted with metallic and oxidized paint, maintaining a natural color and then placed again in the oven at the same temperature. The finishing touch is one of fine glazing.