Unique and often challenging requests are something that I have become accustomed to receiving and this one is no exception. A student studying the ancient alphabet has taken a fancy to the numeric and visual symbolism of the letter Zayin and his father has asked that I create a keepsake marking this time in his life.
My familiarity with this letter was near zero until the family called my attention to it. I have viewed it in visual form, within the entire alphabet, and that was about the extent of it. As for the Psalm reference, well I totally missed that! After all, there's so much to learn and never enough time. Below is a short summary of the Zayin letter starting with it's place in Psalm 118 or 119 (depending on the biblical translation). Certainly eye-opening! Enjoy:
I have designed a pattern with floral vines, adding votives, and will render it in the manuscript fashion on tradition calfskin vellum of 5x7.
Will work with the client to find a perfect mat and frame.
"...whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things." St Paul
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