This is a magnificent 1980 cut by Yehudit Shadur. In the center is the City of Jerusalem, surrounded by the Judean Hills – a heavenly city, the vision of perfect habitation, the House of David where justice and harmony prevail. The surrounding Hebrew text is taken from Psalm 122:
Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem, Jerusalem is builded as a city compact together. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem; they shall prosper that love thee. Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
The dark blue papercut (approximately 12 x 14 7/8″) sits above two additional hand colored sheets that provide the gold, olive green, and pastel orange background. With this paper layering the artist has achieved a 3-dimensional effect that increases the impact of the intricately cut image. Signed (Yehudit Shadur) and dated (1980) in both English and Hebrew.