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Date 5767 (2007)

Description
This stunning ketuba was inspired by the famous Sierpinski Triangle from the specific wish of the bride and groom. Hesitating at first because of its complexity, the artist later became very inspired when breaking down the Sierpinski triangle into design elements for a ketuba. The finished piece is one of the artist's most unusual.



To the right, the original and official Sierpinski triangle, this ketuba's inspiration.


Two areas were reserved for requested landscapes -- Jerusalem (this detail) and the Sea of Galilee, which incorporates the Arbel, a takeoff point for the popular skydiving sport in Israel. Breaking up and joining triangles to make the the desired "shadow boxes" created newer triangles within triangles and Norman chose to use 10 of these smaller triangles for the 10 Commandments, details of which are visible here.




The crown.



Two diagonal spaces at the base of the ketuba (partially visible here) serve as the space for the signatures of the witnesses and the names of the descendants of both the bride and groom.




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