Shiva House.

AUCTION 19 | Tuesday, March 11th, 2003 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Printed Books, Manuscripts and Works of Graphic Art

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Lot 232

Shiva House.

Drawing in pencil on board. Clean tears throughout, neatly repaired not affecting image 29.5 x 39 inches image size.

English (?), circa 1920’s.:

Est: $2,000 - $2,500
A large detailed composition of the mourning ritual with the male mourner seated, only his back visible at the forground and the female mourners behind, flanked by tallith garbed men reciting prayers and offering condolences. With traditional candles at center, the human composition forms an architectual pyramid implying the worshippers’ prayers ascend to the heavens.