This pair of doors belonged to the Torah ark in the Kraków synagogue associated with the renowned 16th-century Jewish scholar Moses Isserles. They are decorated on the inside with images of two Tabernacle implements - the Menorah and the Shewbread Table - and biblical verses relating to them (Num 8:2, Exod 25:30). The Menorah’s branches are inscribed with Psalm 67. Another inscription on the base of the lamp contains the verse “I await Your deliverance, O LORD” (Gen 49:18).
Beauty and Sanctity: the Israel Museum at 40. A Series of Exhibitions Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Zalmona, Yigal, 2006
3x50@50: IMJ Collection Highlights, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 2015
The Beauty of Sanctity: Masterworks from Every Age, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 29/03/2005 - 12/11/2005