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1968

  • Work on this object began.

1969

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1993

  • We acquired this object.

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Drawing, Design for Hebrew Text for Ark Curtain, Beth Am Synagogue, Los Altos, CA

This is a Drawing. It is dated 1968–69 and we acquired it in 1993. Its medium is pen and ink, graphite on white paper. It is a part of the Drawings, Prints, and Graphic Design department.

It is credited Gift of Mr. Eric and Mrs. Sylvia Elsesser, The Trude Guermonprez Archives.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 7 × 33 cm (2 3/4 in. × 13 in.)

It is inscribed

Inscribed in graphite above Hebrew words: Through you all the families...; each Hebrew character accompanied by a number in graphite, reading right to left: 2, 16, 8,9,10,12,6,15 [all encircled]; in pen and black ink, lower left: Life

Cite this object as

Drawing, Design for Hebrew Text for Ark Curtain, Beth Am Synagogue, Los Altos, CA; USA; pen and ink, graphite on white paper; H x W: 7 × 33 cm (2 3/4 in. × 13 in.); Gift of Mr. Eric and Mrs. Sylvia Elsesser, The Trude Guermonprez Archives; 1993-121-77-b

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