Sunday, December 16, 2007

Sphinx Talisman

Sphinx Talisman Hexagram

I  already saw all kinds of designs introduced into this hexagonal frame that the hexagram contains, but this is the first time I see there a sphinx.

Photo is courtesy of A Speaking Soul (Aaron James) who published it on Flickr . Looks ancient, as an archaeological artifact...

Post Office Ceiling

Post Office Ceiling HexagramPhoto is courtesy of who published it on Flickr and who shot it inside the lobby of the James Farley Post Office in New York City. I can tell you that my post office in Jerusalem doesn't have such a luxurious ornamentation, maybe it takes 200 years since your first Independence Day, and maybe we don't like decorations...

Amulet From the Cairo Genizah

Amulet Cairo Genizah jewish star
Rabbi Moshe Gaster published in Rimon Milgroim, Berlin, 1923, no. 3, p. 27 a fragment from a 10th century amulet that was found in the Cairo Genizah with a row of Stars of David drawn on it.