Holy Scriptures Writer

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Holy Scriptures Writer
This sculpture is made of wild wood from chinaberry tree, and stands at 29 CM. The wood is rather soft which makes it more difficult to carve, especially when working on such details as the fingers, eyes or the feather in his hand. The small scale adds another dimension to the difficulty. The image is of a Yemenite Jew who writes the Holy Scriptures on a parchment scroll using feather and ink. The writing on the scroll of the sculpture is created by scorching the wood.
The last picture is the photo which gave me the inspiration.

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#1 posted 1894 days ago

Truly awe inspiring it reminds me of the Biblical Scribes amongst the pharisees in stories of the BIble.In former times only the scribes could write ( I am obviously not one of them )lol anyway jokes aside they like in some parts of the world today would be paid to write down letters for anyone wishing to record there transactions legal or otherwise.This is really a wonderful scribe meaning to write very similar to the german word today schreiben meaning writing.I love this piece it is very sweet.Alistair sorry didn’t mean to lecture I just love those old stories.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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Eli Adamit

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#2 posted 1894 days ago

Hi Scotsman, thanks for the compliments and the stories, the add some color to the subject

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#3 posted 1894 days ago

Magnificent Art! WOW and another WOW!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#4 posted 1894 days ago

No you have to offer fairness where it is due this is a lovely piece and would grace any home or office truly lovely. You have not rushed this which is a common fault of mine. It has taken me years to learn to slow down and realise there is another day tomorrow . Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#5 posted 1894 days ago

Dittos on the WOW’s what detail. Very very well done. Thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 1894 days ago

Great carving a wonderful job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#7 posted 1894 days ago

very nice carving. Well done

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 1894 days ago

I am impressed, this is a beautiful piece of art.

-- Every cloud has a silver lining

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Rob Drown

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#9 posted 1894 days ago

Are the Yemenites still writing the Scriptures by hand today? The glasses in the photograph look modern?

The carving is amazing. It is very well done.

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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#10 posted 1894 days ago

What a beautiful carving, its always a pleasure to see such detail in someone’s work.thanks for sharing it.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. — Scott Adams

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#11 posted 1894 days ago

Beyond fantastic

-- Custom furniture

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#12 posted 1894 days ago

Thanks for sharing your works of art!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Eli Adamit

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#13 posted 1894 days ago

Hi Scotsman, I like your origin comment and even when you will slow down, I invite comments like this one.
Hi Rob Drown, not only the Yemenite Jew but all Holy Scriptures Writers writes today by hand. Learning the bible can be done by a bible which was printed by a machine, to read in the synagogue as part of the pray must be from a bible which was written by hand on a parchment scroll. The picture was taken about 50 years ago, I know it according the method used to fix the glass on the window frame. In those days they used nails and putty.
Thanks to all for your comments

-- Eli Adamit, Israel

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#14 posted 1894 days ago

just extraordinary.
the subject … the workmanship and the overall piece.
A very powerful piece of art you have created! Bravo

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#15 posted 1894 days ago

really awesome job, an amazing project.

-- Dan Wiggins

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