Bronze plaque with a relife of a Jew with the Tomb of Zechariah in the background. Made in Bezalel school, Jerusalem by Moshe Murro, circa 1915. Signed: "Bezalel Jerusalem" in Hebrew and "M. Murro" in Hebrew and English. Mounted on metal plate, engraved in Hebrew: "At the Tomb of Zechariah" Suspension loop on verso.
Moshe Murro, an Israeli painter and artist, was born in 1888, in Minsk, Russia. He set up the Kamiya (Amulet) workshop for manufacturing jewelry, amulets, medallions and miniatures for brooches and rings, at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and design in Jerusalem. Murro worked with brass, bronze, ivory and stone and made amulets and embossments. Moshe Murro died in Jerusalem in 1957.
"Then the Lord said to Moses, See, I have chosen Bezalel son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah, and I have filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all manner of workmanship - to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze, to cut and set stones, to work in wood, and to engage in all kinds of crafts." (Exodus 31, 1-5).
Established in 1906 by artist Boris Schatz as the “Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts”, Bezalel has evolved into one of the world's most prestigious art schools.
The name Bezalel is synonymous with more than 100 years of Israeli art, innovation and academic excellence. Bezalel’s unique strength stems from the numerous breakthroughs it has been responsible for and its ability to respond and adapt to cultural changes. It takes pride in its numerous generations of graduates, the spearhead of Israeli artists, designers and architects, in Israel and around the globe.
The Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design is, first and foremost, a group of talented, inspired and motivated artists and professionals. Both faculty and students are driven by a passion to create and by their dedication to quality and excellence.
These two pillars of the Academy have placed Bezalel at the epicenter of Israel’s cultural discourse and at the forefront of its artistic scene, making it instrumental in shaping the country’s cultural identity.
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Height: 5.52 in. (14 cm)
Width: 7.09 in. (18 cm)