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Psalm 133.

  • ARTIST: Ben Shahn

  • MEDIUM: Lithograph printed in color,

    DATE: 1963.

  • EDITION SIZE: Edition c.200. Paper size 20 3/4 x 26 7/8" (52.7 x 68.2 cm).

  • DESCRIPTION: Printed within the image is the text, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for breathren [sic] to dwell together in unity. It is like the precious ointment upon the head, that ran down upon the beard, even Aarons beard; that went down to the skirts of his garments; as the dew of Hermon, and as the dew that descended upon the mountains of Zion: for there the Lord commanded the blessing even life forevermore.“ The blue calligraphy (Hebrew) at the top translates as "A Song of Ascents of David."<br><br>

  • ADDITIONAL INFO: Signed in red brush lower right. "A. Manaranche Grav. Lith." in plate lower left. Printed by A. Manaranche, Fernand Mourlot, Paris.

  • CONDITION: Very good condition.

  • REFERENCE: #53 in "The Complete Graphic Works of Ben Shahn." Kenneth W. Prescott.