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Thorens Movement Switzerland Music Box Hatikvah Israel Arthur Szyk Wooden Frame For Sale
This music box hangs on the wall and has a Thorens Swiss Movement. Pull the string and it plays "Hatikvah" (The Hope) - Israel's National Anthem.
Glass faced and made of wood, this Swiss made music box by Thorens Swiss Movement, featues a lithograph by the famous Jewish Artist Arthur Szyk.
Arthur Szyk, a concentration camp survivor, is regarded as the premier 20th century illuminator. The lithograph that faces this box is named "Israel: A Visual Tour". The lithograph is contains the following historical elements: Moses, Aaron, the warrior Hur, the Ten Commandments, King David, King Solomon, the warrior Bar-Kochba, who led the revolt against Rome, ca. 135 C.E., the prophet Ezekiel, who in Babylonian exile, foretold the return to the Holy Land, the Magen David, the Star of David, an Israeli soldier, an Israeli pioneer and builder, "Chalutz". The Hebrew prayer, "Shehecheyanu", the prayer for newness and celebration, here a reference by Arthur Szyk to the blessing of the creation of the new State of Israel in 1948. "Praised be You, God, our God, King of the Universe, who has kept us alive, sustained us, and enabled us to commemorate this time", Israel, "The Time of Our Freedom", "If I am not for myself, who will be for me".
Condition:IT WAS IN VERY GOOD WORKING CONDITION,HANGIG ON THE WALL NOT PLAYINGAND NOW IT DOES NOT PLAY ALL THE TIME HAS WALL HANGING MECHANISMIN THEBACK CAN BE TUNE UP ORTO REPAIR
Size:12.3/4" inchesX11 1/4"inches X 3 1/2"
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Thorens Movement Switzerland Music Box Hatikvah Israel Arthur Szyk Wooden Frame : $350