NEW Hoshen: 12 precious and semi-precious stones
Minimalist Judaica Art Print
This new Hoshen Art Print is inspired by the Hebrew Bible.
In 2021, I read the Torah (in English) with my Havruta and I was facinated by the priestly breastpiece that is described in Exodus 28: 8-21 and Exodus 28: 15-21. I have always loved looking at precious and semi-precious stones. I keep a small stone crystal and rose quartz on my bedside table. In my living room, I have a large labradorite stone on the fireplace mantel.
The stones on this Hoshen Art Print refer to the breastplate (of decision/judgment) inset with precious and semi-precious stones. It was worn by the High Priest during the First and Second Temple periods (c. 832 BCE - 586 BCE and c. 537 BCE - 70 CE respectively). The twelve stones on the hoshen represent the 12 tribes of Israel.
The identity of the stones is contested - and varies based on the translation. For this print, I used three sources: Jewish Publication Society Hebrew-English Tanakh; The Koren Tanakh Maalot-Magerman Edition and The Hebrew Bible: A Translation with Commentary by Robert Alter.
The stones are left to right:
First row Ruby, Topaz, Emerald
Second Row: Turquoise, Sapphire, Amethyst
Third Row: Sardonyx, Agate, Amber
Fourth Row: Beryl, Crystal, Jasper
The Hoshen Art Print is available in 3 sizes. I am framing the biggest size for our living room.
Tell me in the comments, which stone is your favorite.
I hope you love this newest Judaica art print.
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