Recognition of the hourglass as a symbol of time has survived its obsolescence as a timekeeper‭. ‬Unlike most other methods of measuring time‭, ‬the hourglass concretely represents the present as being between the past and the future‭, ‬and this has made it an enduring symbol of time itself‭. ‬The powder in hourglass consists of‭ ‬crushed cement bits chipped from the‭ ‬“Wall”‭ ‬in the West Bank mixed with sand grains‭. ‬Hourglass is handmade and produced in collaboration with a‭  ‬glass factory in Hizma‭*.‬

Dimensions‭:‬‭ ‬

22‭ ‬cm‭ / ‬D‭= ‬9‭ ‬cm‭ ‬

18‭ ‬cm‭ / ‬D‭= ‬7‭ ‬cm‭ ‬

8‭ ‬cm‭ / ‬D‭= ‬4‭ ‬cm

‭* ‬Hizma‭; ‬a Palestinian town in the Jerusalem Governorate‭, ‬located half a kilometer Northeast of‭  ‬Jerusalem city‭. ‬

6.jpgHourglass - Jerusalem Showedit.jpg


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