Size: 58 / 26 cm
This smooth blue patina bronze head depicts a bearded Jew complete with curly earlocks and phylactery on the forehead-a leather box containing verses from Deuteronpmy proclaiming the oneness of God. Sunk in prayer, his eyelids almost cover the eyes, slightly open to retain a connection with the outer world. Very Jewish and yet universal as so many of Kafri's sculptures, this piece illustrates the potential unity of inner contemplation and outer awareness.
Also available in black marble