$500.008.5 × 13.25 in
A field of variegated green vines and periwinkle-colored flowers sits upon a deep maroon-brown background. A fanciful rendering of Jerusalem is surrounded by the Hebrew quote (translation “As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord is round His people from this time forth and forever” – Psalms 125:2). Above and below Jerusalem are the Hebrew words Mizrach and Zion. Zion – ציון has come to stand for the Land of Israel and Jerusalem in particular. A Mizrach – מזרח (East) is a traditional ornament placed on the eastern wall of synagogues and homes, symbolically pointing the direction to Jerusalem.