[Name of Jesus in East Syriac Script]

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2013

This contemporary piece was created by Steve Stone, Jr., a student in Vanderbilt Divinity School’s program in Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture. The artist carved the name of Jesus as it is typically spelled in East Syriac script (usually pronounced “Ishoʿ”). The piece is constructed of padouk wood and clear acrylic dowels. Padouk is known for its natural crimson color and this particular variety originates from Africa. The artist chose to use this type of wood as it resembles the color of fire, a common symbol for the Trinity.

Title

[Name of Jesus in East Syriac Script]

Date

2013

Description

This contemporary piece was created by Steve Stone, Jr., a student in Vanderbilt Divinity School’s program in Religion in the Arts and Contemporary Culture. The artist carved the name of Jesus as it is typically spelled in East Syriac script (usually pronounced “Ishoʿ”). The piece is constructed of padouk wood and clear acrylic dowels. Padouk is known for its natural crimson color and this particular variety originates from Africa. The artist chose to use this type of wood as it resembles the color of fire, a common symbol for the Trinity.

Language

Syriac

Rights

Copyright ; licensed to Vanderbilt University courtesy of the artist

Format

1 wood carving

Source

Private Collection

Files

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Citation

Stone, Steve Jr., “[Name of Jesus in East Syriac Script],” Gallery, accessed September 17, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/2564.