The design has been painted from the inside of the glass by skilled artisans. This ancient technique is achieved by special curved brushes that are inserted from the top hole.
Church of Holy Sepulchre Ornament
A sepulchre is a burial chamber. In ancient Hebrew practice, it was carved into the rock of a hillside. It is first mentioned as purchased by Abraham for Sarah from Ephron the Hittite (Gen. 23:20). This was the "cave of the field of Machpelah," where also Abraham and Rebekah and Jacob and Leah were buried (79:29-32). In Acts 7:16 it is said that Jacob was "laid in the sepulchre that Abraham bought for a sum of money of the sons of Emmor the father of Sychem."
King Tutankhamun Burial Chamber Wall Ornament
This design is taken from the wall behind the casket around King Tut’s mummy in the burial chamber itself. Only the burial chamber received decorations. On the west wall are scenes depicting the apes of the first hour of the Amduat the Book of the Secret Chamber. In this book the dead pharaoh travels through the underworld to the afterlife in his solar boat.
Qumran and The Dead Sea Scrolls Ornament
This design depicts the desert surroundings of the community of Qumran. In the foreground are the cliffs and cave where the scrolls were found. The pottery jar which held the scrolls with some of the aged pieces of parchments found.
This design has been painted from the inside of the glass by skilled artisan. This ancient technique is achieved by special curved brushes that are inserted from the top hole.
The Holy City Jerusalem Ornament
The design has been painted from the inside of the glass by skilled artisans. This ancient technique is achieved by special curved brushes that are inserted from the top hole. This design depicts the Temple mount which is a holy site to Muslims, Jews and Christians alike.
Jerusalem is a city rich in history, tradition and culture references to the city of Jerusalem appear throughout time. Through the ages it has been called by many names: Salem, Mount Moriah, Adonai Urah, Jebus, Jerusalem, Zion, the City of David, and Ariel (Lion of God). God has declared that this is the place He will establish His Name and will dwell there forever (1 Kings 9).
Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem Ornament
Bethlehem is placed sacred to all three religions: Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Bethlehem (House of Bread) is located about 10 Kilometers (6 miles) southwest of Jerusalem by the hill country of Judea on the way to Hebron. It is first mentioned in the Tel al Amarna letters from the Egyptian Governor of Palestine to Pharaoh Amnehotep. Bethlehem plays a significant part in the Old Testament, in the history of the Israelites, both before they entered Egypt and slavery, and after the Exodus. In the Bible, it is first mentioned as "Ephrata" in connection with the death of Rachel, Jacob's beloved wife whom he buried outside the town when she died in childbirth. The Tomb of Rachel is a pilgrimage place for Jews and Muslims alike. Among other Biblical mentions and Holy Sites in Bethlehem: Rachel's tomb, Naomi and Ruth, Samuel anoints King David and the well from which David's warriors brought him waters.
King Tutankhamun War Chest Chariot Ornament
This design is taken from the wooden war chest which was found in the Antechamber of Tut’s tomb. It is one of the most intricately decorated objects in the tomb. Fierce confrontations take place on both sides of the chest. King Tut is depicted in his chariot trampling Hittites on one side and Nubians on the other. Both his horses leap forward, rearing on hind legs, wild eyed, crushing the enemy. Plumed headdresses rise from caps on the crests of the horses' necks.