“Ruth and Naomi”, “Osnat” and “Elizabeth” are three stunning bronze sculptures, displayed at the entrance to Yardenit to beautify it.
The sculptures are also offered for sale.
Osnat is the Egyptian wife of Joseph, the son of Jacob, and mother of two of the 12 Tribes of Israel : Manasseh and Ephraim.
Ruth the Moabite and her mother-in-law Naomi, both of whom were poor, went out to gather the remainders of the grain from the fields of Boaz; later Ruth and Boaz would found the dynasty of King David, and Jesus the Messiah would be born from their seed.
Elizabeth, wife of Zechariah the priest, who was of an advanced age, was blessed with a child. For five months she concealed it and in the sixth month her relative, Mary of Nazareth – who was also pregnant – came to visit. Mary blessed Elizabeth and the baby bouncing in her belly – Yochanan, later to be known as John the Baptist: “When Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb” (Luke 1:41).
The sculptor is Anne Tamir, a resident of Israel, whose works have been displayed in exhibitions around the world and have earned her prestigious awards. The sculptures on display at Yardenit are for sale.