Antique Sterling Silver and gold gilt Star of David and chain.
Also known as a Mogen David, Shield of David or Magen David.
It is adorned with amazing lapis lazuli, a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense blue color.
This was found in an excavation near Mount Carmel (where Elijah confronted the prophets of Baal).
near the modern day the city of Haifa, Israel’s third largest city, located on the northern slope.
It has beautiful beaded detailing and gold gilded accents.
It dates from the late 18th century.
It has a sterling silver chain (marked .925).
The chain is 29″ in total length, hanging length is 14-1/2″, appropriate for this item.
The star is 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″
The extremely rare item has been in my personal collection and is only now being made available for public sale.
This would make a beautiful gift for a lover of art, religion, history, as well as a worthy gift for a rabbi, bishop or priest.