Spying Out the Land of Canaan
Size: 29×39 cm
Inspired by the biblical story about the twelve that Moses sent to spy out the land of Canaan. The two figures in the centre of the composition represent Joshua and Kaleb, the only two faithful ones who came back with good news.
In the part above, there are traditional jewish symbols: the menorah, the crown of the kingdom, and birds that represent cherubs from the ark of the covenant. In the lower part of the composition we see seven species mentioned in Deuteronomy 8:8—”… a land of wheat and barley, of vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey,” a verse that is quoted on two scrolls, above and below the central piece in Hebrew.
Available good quality laser-cut reproduction with hand-made details and calligraphy (indian ink).