Terra Sancta Guild Enamelled Pendant

Terra Sancta Guild Pendant

In the process of Spring cleaning this weekend, I rediscovered this big brass pendant. It is signed Terra Sancta Guild 1969. Terra Sancta was and is still a company that manufactures religious items. Many of these pieces were designed by the liturgical artist Ade Bethune. The company had partnered with a metal-working shop in Israel to produce jewellery and housewares and Bethune went to the holy land were she studied local methods of working with brass and enamel.

Fun fact: Terra Sancta = Holy Land.

This pendant is in Hebrew — a language which I do not read — and the typography is heavily stylized to boot. If you know what it says, please share in the comments