Flame Pendant • Jewish Art Pendant Series
Wear Your History
The Flame Pendant is in the pendant series based on Jewish art motifs and sources. The Sukkah Soul pendants offer a connection to our past so we feel close to our history.
The pendant is made of cast-bronze using the ancient lost-wax method and is a signed, limited edition of museum quality.
Inspired by ancient coins and seals, the pendants are worn by women and men for casual or dress attire.
Rich in color, the light affects the polished bronze in various ways as shown by the photos.
Inspiration: Flames of Temple Menorah
The Flame pendant is inspired by the flames bending toward the center flame in ancient Jewish art images of the Temple Menorah.
Torah, Rashi, and Sforno
‘You shall make its lamps seven; he shall kindle its lamps so as to give light toward its face.’
-Exodus 25:37 Parashas Terumah
‘When he kindles the lamps, he shall place the respective wicks on the six arms of the Menorah pointing toward the central stern, so that all the flames will be directed toward the center.’
Sforno comments that the three flames on the right symbolize intellectual ideas, and those of the left symbolize thought applied to one’s livelihood. All should be guided and directed by the centrality of the Torah’s light, as symbolized by the flame of the central shaft.
-Source for all: Stone Edition Chumash, Artscroll Series, Mesorah Publications, Ltd., New York, footnotes on p. 452
Lost-Wax Bronze Casting - an ancient process
These pendants are fine art bronze castings using the lost wax method. The lost wax method of bronze casting was developed in the Ancient Near East in the late 4th millennium BCE, found then both in ancient Ur and Egypt.
This ancient process is used today to create fine art bronzes that embody the artist’s touch. In the pieces, you can see the imprint of the artist’s hand molding clay and modeling wax. It is a labor-intensive process, demonstrating fine craft with 5000 years of history utilized during the time of Abraham.
Flame Pendant description
Signed, Limited Edition of Museum Quality
Pendant is cast bronze relief, highly polished
• 1-1/2 inch high, 1-5/8 inch wide, 3/16 inch thick
weighs about 1 ounce
• Approx. 25 inch leather with recycled 1/2-inch
diameter glass bead
Leather is round in shape and dark brown in color.
Bead color varies within the bead and from bead to
• Necklace slips over your head.