From the archives:
Lion representing the tribe of Judah
In the previous post, I featured a few photos of the bronze door of Temple Emanu-El, a synagogue located on Fifth.Avenue. The impressive doors are decorated with motifs and bas-relief symbols of the twelve tribes of Israel. Here are a few more detailed photos of the doors.
Ed. Note: Please note that there are 12 tribes of Israel and therefore, 12 symbol motifs. I have only posted 6 of the symbols in this post and the previous one. Not all the symbols are of animals. They range from animals, to a vegetable to a ship and more. Perhaps, in the future, I’ll post the remaining symbols.
Ox and unicorn representing the tribes of Manasseh & Ephraim
Deer representing the tribe of Naphtali