A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking Decalogue artist unidentified New York City (lower east side), c.1920
Lot 69W
A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking Decalogue
artist unidentified
New York City (lower east side), c.1920
Sold for US$ 11,250 inc. premium

Auction 21388:
Fine Judaica

10 Dec 2013 13:00 EST

New York
Lot Details
A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking Decalogue artist unidentified New York City (lower east side), c.1920
A paint-decorated, gilt-heightened wood carving of lions flanking Decalogue
artist unidentified
New York City (lower east side), c.1920
height 59 cm (23-1/4 in); width 97 cm (38-1/4 in); depth 11 cm (4-1/2 in)

Footnotes

  • The dedication band below the carving in gold reads (IN HEBREW?): "In Memory of Reb Eliezer the son of Abraham Stavsky. May his memory be for a blessing." Most telling about this carving is the combination of red, white, blue and gold suggesting a patriotic alliance and kinship with American Jewry at the turn of the century.

    Reference: Murray Zimiles, Gilded Lions and Jeweled Horses: The Synagogue to the Carousel, Jewish Carving Traditions (Waltham, M.A.: Brandeis University, 2007). p. 131.
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