This is Raban’s illustration for the text of chapter II, verse 7, The watchmen that go about the city found me, they smote me, they wounded me; the keepers of the walls took away my mantle from me. The Hebrew text is below the night scene; the border all around represents the walls of the city, into which two watchful lions (symbols of royalty) have been placed.
The photo-offset lithograph produced by Editions Artistiques de Paris is from the 1930 edition of Raban’s book printed in Jerusalem by Ariel Press. The print is in excellent condition although age-stained and is signed Z. Raban and Jerusalem in the lower border of the plate. We have tacked the English translation on the rear of the mat holding this print.
plate height – 5″; plate width – 7 1/4″