Menorah pendant with Roman Glass set in silver.
Comes with Sterling silver box chain (42 cm / 16.5″)
Size: 0.9″ / 0.9″ / 2.2cm
THE SEVEN BRANCHED “MENORAH” (CANDELABRA)
The “menorah” that was the centerpiece of the Tabernacle in the wilderness and of the first and second Temples in Jerusalem had seven branches. Specifications and instructions for the making of the Temple menorah are recorded in Exodus 25:31-40. The golden candlestick had a bowl on the end of each branch containing pure oil for the light. Twenty-two almond blossoms decorated the whole piece which was hammered out of one talent of pure gold equivalent to 34 Kg. (75 pounds)! The Menorah was the only light that lit up the Tabernacle and the temple as there were no windows. The seven lamps filled with oil are a witness to perfect light. This fullness of light is described in the prophecy concerning the Messiah of Israel in Isaiah 11:2: “And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord.”
Roman Glass is an ancient glass that is found in archaeological excavation sites in Israel. These glass Shards were probably part of a vase, jug or vessel.
The Roman Empire started the mass production of this glass 2000 years ago in order to make glass vessels and utensils. It is quite common to visit biblical sites in Israel and still find beautiful pieces of this glass. These small shards are of little value to archeologists and so they are sold by the kilo to jewelers who set them into Jewelry.
The chemical process that this glass undergoes over hundreds of years in the ground gives Roman glass a very special look. With colorful flakes and specks caused by the chemical reaction due to oxidation.
Roman glass is sensitive to water, which can cause the surface of the glass to flake.
Please note that this item will be shipped separately from Israel.