three sided pyramid form with tripod base; stylized openwork Hebrew characters on front; sculptural back with three football-shaped openings; removable boat-shaped drip pan

© Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert

Sabbath candlestick, one of a pair, c. 1960

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The Eloise and Elliot Kaplan Endowment for Judaicaexpand_more  2008.2.3.1a,b

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Trained in Germany during the Bauhaus period, Wolpert is known for popularizing Modernism in Jewish ceremonial metalwork. He taught at the New Bezalel School for Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem and later at the Tobe Pascher Workshop at the Jewish Museum, New York. Wolpert's work is characterized by the use of stylized Hebrew letters as a primary design motif. This pair of candlesticks, a necessary element in the ceremony welcoming the Sabbath, is typical of Wolpert's design aesthetic, featuring stylized, geometric Hebrew letters integrated into architectonic forms.

Details
Title
Sabbath candlestick, one of a pair
Artist Life
(born Germany), 1900–1981
Role
Maker
Accession Number
2008.2.3.1a,b
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three sided pyramid form with tripod base; stylized openwork Hebrew characters on front; sculptural back with three football-shaped openings; removable boat-shaped drip pan

© Ludwig Yehuda Wolpert

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