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Lot 320

Large Decorated Shiviti Board. Hungary [?] 1917

Impressive printed Shiviti board for hanging in a synagogue [a small part of which is hand-painted], Hungary [?], 1917.

The board is full of kabbalistic pictures and Hash-m's name combinations. Two lions are crouching at the top, and in the center there is an inscription 'תפילה בלא כוונה כגוף בלא נשמה' [Prayer without intent is like a body without a soul], and 'שויתי ה' לנגדי תמיד' [I have set Hash-m before me always] and the words דע לפני מי אתה עומד, לפני מלך מלכי המלכים הקדוש ב"ה שהוא ראשון והוא אחרון [שמות ד'], בטח בה' ועשה טוב' ['Know before whom you stand, before the King of kings, the Holy One, Blessed be He, who is the First and the Last [Shemot 4], Have faith in Hash-m and Do good'] surrounding. Kabbalistic verses and inscriptions in various forms cover the entire surface of the board.

The dedication 'כתבתי לזכרון לכבוד דודי לאיש רודף צדקה וחסד מו"ה יעקב אייזיק אני ה"ק נחמי' מייזנער מק"ק פאפא יע"א תרע"ז, תשרי יום כ"ח' appears in the center of the lower part of the board, in a hand-painted decorated frame.

Size: 63x50 cm. Very fine condition.