An important silver Torah crownZelig Segal, Jerusalem, circa 2000Hand-hammered silverSigned by the artistThis monumental example is the only large version of this crown that the artist ever crafted. Refined artistic work, round-shaped like strongly rising waves. The concept of this symmetrically designed crown symbolizes harmony and movement, referring to the continuous Torah study leading to new knowledge, like the never resting water.H_44 cm L_37 cm (17 ²¹/₆₄ x 14 ⁹/₁₆)ZELIG SEGAL (1933-2015)The Israeli artist Zelig Segal (1933-2015) received a religious education and attended a Yeshiva. At the age of 16, he joined the Betsalel Academy of Arts, where he became director of the Gold and Silversmithing department in 1964. He received countless awards and prices, among which :1949-1954, Scholarship on Behalf of David Ben-Gurion Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem1954 - Bronze Medal, Triennial for Applied Arts, Milan, Italy1955 - First Place, Hebrew University Logo Design Competition1964 - First Place, Poster of the 26th World Zionist Congress competition1966 - First Prize, Israel’s 18th Anniversary of Independence Coin Design Competition, Bank of Israel1968 - First Place, Israel’s 21st Anniversary of Independence Coin Design Competition, Bank of Israel1969 - First Prize, Annual Jewelry Competition, Israel Export Institute1987 - The Jesselson Prize for Contemporary Judaica Design, Israel Museum, Jerusalem2003 - Adi Prize for Jewish Expression in Art & Design, Israel Museum, JerusalemHe exhibited in a multitude of major museums. He is today considered as one of the most important Israeli artists of the 20th century.