שויתי : מרוקו, סוף המאה ה-19 או תחילת המאה ה-20.
Late 19th century or early 20th century
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Manuscript, ink and paint on paper. The Shiviti contains kabbalistic and micrographic designs. Handwritten and illuminated in black, brown, red, and gold on paper. The inscriptions in the squares at the bottom of the inner border indicate that this shiviti was given as a gift to a woman, Sinyorah ʻAzizah, wife of Sinyor Mosheh Mordekhai Eliyaʼu Leṿi. Although a shiviti is a votive tablet designed to be hung on a synagogue wall to exhort the congregation to more intense prayer, this shiviti may have been used also as an amulet. The central design is in the form of the ten sefirot in the shape of circles, the ten attributes of God in kabbalistic lore. Five of the sefirot have the first five days of the week assigned to them. On the bottom of the outside border on each side are the tablets of the 10 commandments. Above them are two six-cornered stars in micrographic form, and above them are two seven-branched candelabra in micrographic form. The verses of Psalm 67 form the shape of the candelabrum on the right, and a prayer, "Ana be-khoaḥ," forms the shape of the candelabrum on the left hand side. Above the candelabra are circles, which contain portions of the priestly blessing.
1 item ( leaf) ; 57 x 37 cm.
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