This beautiful mezuzah is influenced by the cylindrical shape of the Qumram scrolls (Dead Sea scrolls). The silverplate tops and bottoms are representative of the tops of the jars that held the original scrolls. The glass cylinder is etched with the words from the parchment contained inside the jar. Each is signed by the artist.
Michael Kupietzky was born in the United States, but now resides in Israel with his family. Each of his creations follows the Bauhaus philosophy that "form follows function".
This Mezuzah case carries the entire Shema prayer, which is intricately engraved to form black letters on matt-finished glass. This Mezuzah case is an object of understated elegance, and conveys a sense of sanctity and seriousness.