V-shaped base, coming up to a point, forming a pyramid with one open side; triangular cutout; flat disc (removable) candle platform

© Moshe Zabari

Shabbat candlestick (one of a pair), c. 1968

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The simple, bold forms of these candlesticks are characteristic of the modern design aesthetic Zabari learned while studying under Ludwig Wolpert (1900–1981) at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem. Wolpert is considered the father of the modern movement in Judaica. Zabari later joined Wolpert in New York in the 1960s to teach at the Tobe Pascher Workshop and School of the Jewish Museum. Through Wolpert's influence this distinctly modern style has become predominant among Judaica artists.

Details
Title
Shabbat candlestick (one of a pair)
Artist Life
born 1935
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2001.90.1a,b
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V-shaped base, coming up to a point, forming a pyramid with one open side; triangular cutout; flat disc (removable) candle platform

© Moshe Zabari

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