This menorah is an excellent example of functional art, which i love to create i believe that the physical things we use in daily life are inspired by the magnificent world of god. Which is created, ordinary life becomes a sort of sacred celebration of life. It was inspired by the stunning and stark beauty of the judean desert and was made from clay hewn there.It has 22k gold accents symbolizing the gold used in the holy temple in jerusalem that judah and the maccabis famously fought for. Light this menorah up on chanukah this year, and display it as art year-round in your home. This signed original piece of art is destined to become a treasured family heirloom, which makes it a perfect wedding gift. This item is made of clay and gold, glaze.