Permanent Collection

Eastern Wall Marker for Synagogue

Title: Eastern Wall Marker for Synagogue
Dimensions: 31 5/8 x 23 in. (80.3 x 58.4 cm)
Medium: Brass: repoussé, chased, patinated
Credit Line: Museum Purchase, Judaic Art Fund and Museum Purchase Fund
Object Number: G.80.3.4

Culture: Central or Eastern European, possibly Danzig or Pressburg
Inscriptions: [FOR FULL TRANSCRIPTION / TRANSLATION CLICK ON SMALL BAR BENEATH OBJECT IMAGE THAT SAYS "3 MEDIA ON FILE," THEN CLICK ON THE DOCUMENT JPEG, OR THE ROUND DISC IMAGE TO ACCESS WORD DOCUMENT] Translation: [Lines 1, 2] Know before Whom you stand, before the King of Kings, the Holy One, praised be He. [Lines 3-6] I am ever mindful of the Lord's presence [Ps 16:8] [Translation: March 2011 by Benjamin D. Gordon, Ph.D. Candidate, Duke University]
Classification: Metal
Department: Judaic