EPHRAIM THE GOAT
H31 x W27 x L14 cm – 5kg
A somewhat cynical goat named Ephraim is part of the tales and legends of Jewish tradition. The Goat is the favorite animal of Jewish and especially Hassidic legends. Even the poor could afford one. It ate everything and was regarded as a member of the household, familiar with all its secrets. He has a moveable head and swinging ears, bell, and two separate gold plated hanging testicles. Handmade. Limited Edition. Official Frank Meisler Gallery brand exclusive certificate of authenticity. Metal Alloys with silver/gold plated elements. Marble base.
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PROFESSIONS & HOBBIES
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