Carved stone vase
Date of Creation1947–1949
GenreArts & Culture
Place of CreationCyprus
DescriptionCarved stone vase painted bronze. Hebrew text around base and geometric motif around neck. Carved scene of the sun, mountains and a snake in a tree on one side. Three different flowers in planter pot on the other side. Two handles that have been repaired prior to painting.
Materials/Techniquescarved stone (likely limestone), painted
Measurements20.3 x 13.5 x 3.5 cm
ProvenanceGifted to the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre by Boris Shak
Legal Statuspermanent collection
Credit LineCourtesy of Boris Shak
Note"The jug and plate and the frames and candle holder: this art has been made by Boris Shak from year 1947–1949 being as a prisoner of Zion in Cyprus." —note from the donor attached at the time of donation.