Copyright © 1997 by
Eleazar the Horani,
one of the leaders of the Maccabian revolt against the Greeks, was the
son of Mattitiahu the Hashmonai and the brother of Judah the Maccabi.
In the year 163 BCE near Beit Zechariah, there was a fight against the
Syrian forces of Anthiocus which were nearing Jerusalem.
Four elephants surround the forlorn and overturned helmet of Eleazar.
As the Sevivon spins the outline of the helmet in accentuated while
the images of the elephants are completely blurred alluding to the decine
of the Greek empire and the rise the Jewish nation.
At the end of the spin the elephants' tails strike the floor with a
repetative sound, which symbolizes the chaos of war. When the sevivon
falls onto its side, one of the four words: nes gadol haya
po (A great miracle occurred here) will be seen on the
side of the elephant facing upward.
on Sterling Silver, 2.5" x 2.5" x 3.3".