Item Description
Nine Motifs - Pure for God Necklace. Made in Israel, City of David museum product. The pendant is made of Silver Parts of the necklace are plated with 22K Gold This design is inspired by a tiny seal the size of a button. Made from clay, it is inscribed with the Aramaic words deka leyah, meaning pure for god. An extremely rare find dated to the Second Temple period, it was likely used to mark products which were brought to the Temple and required a seal of purity. A familiar example is the oil jug from the Hanukkah story, which was sealed with the seal of the High Priest. The seal represents the first archaeological testimony to the verse that appears in the Jerusalem Talmud, Tractate Shekalim (Ch 5, pg 48) Whoever seeks libations, should go to Yohanan who is appointed over the seals, and give him coins and receive a seal from him.Made in Israel. City of David jewelry.