This pin reminds me of one designed by the famous Israeli painter & sculptor Yigal Tumarkin. This piece is also by a well-known Israeli sculptor best known for site specific memorials and monuments which merge into the environment. Daniel "Dani" Karavan was born December 7, 1930 in Tel Aviv, Israel. From the early sixties, Karavan designed stage sets for theatre, dance and opera and worked with the Bat Sheva Dance Company, Martha Graham and Gian Carlo Menotti among others. At the same time, he created a stone bas-relief in the assembly hall of the Knesset in Jerusalem (Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, 1965-1966) and his first site specific environmental sculpture – the Negev Monument (Be’er Sheva, Israel 1963-1968), which became a landmark in Environmental Art.
At first glance this Great Looking piece has an outer space feel... like the surface of the moon. Modernist pendant/brooch is one of the most sought after in the series of artist designed jewelry that were awarded to sellers of Israel bonds in the 1970s. It depicts the stone tablets of the 10 Commandments in modernist abstract form.
Judaica is dated '76' on the reverse along with the artist's name and something in Hebrew. BOLD Modernist Brutalist era jewelry MEASURES ~ 2 x 1 1/2 Inches, Weighs 18.5 Grams and retains Original Fully Functional Locking Clasp, Hinge & Pin Stem + Hand Crafted Loop for a torque, chain or leather thong. ... has not been cleaned ~ polished and has a RICH Bright Color (not shiny) to the metal/surface. It is unmarked as to metal content and is not magnetic.
Dramatic Miniature Sculpture ~ Wearable Art is in FINE CONDITION! Could be worn by a man or woman... definitely an attention grabber and a part of history!
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