Armenian Ceramic Rectangle Tray with Ancient Jerusalem Motif
This gorgeous, colorful tray captures the splendor of ancient Jerusalem with its olive trees, ancient wall, famous towers and religious sites. This is great to serve guests drinks or snacks.
Jerusalem, the holy city is important in the heart of every Jew and hence Jews recite the phrase "Im Eshkachech Yerusalayim, Tishkach Yemini"- "If I forget thee O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget her cunning". This tray is a beautiful depiction of Jerusalem in all its glory of rich colors and splendid olive trees, indigenous to the area. The famous, ancient towers, Kotel, Golden Dome and ancient wall are beautifully portrayed on the tray. The use of clay represents the ancient stone of Jerusalem known for its gold gleam when reflected by the sun. The colors of orange, red, yellow, blue and green offer an opulent appearance and the blue border is that of a typical Armenian design. The bottom of the tray features the word Jerusalem in a semi-circle in black.
This wonderful tray can be used as a decorative ornament or as part of a set with other ceramics to serve guests on special occasions.
Bring a touch of art, history, culture and Jerusalem to someone's home with this lovely piece.
Note: Armenian ceramics are delicate and should be treated with care. Each piece is individually hand made with the ancient skill of mixing and shaping clay and water and then placing the object in an oven or kiln at a temperature of 1000°C until it hardens. The piece is then beautifully hand painted with metallic and oxidized paint, maintaining a natural color and then placed again in the oven at the same temperature. The finishing touch is one of fine glazing.