Candlesticks in Radauti, September 2009

These pictures were taken in the Jewish Cemetery in Radauti, Romania in September 2009. The cemetery was established in 1831. The images show a variety of ways that candlesticks are depicted on the tombs of women, ranging from detailed individual carvings to uniform (or nearly uniform) designs produced through use of a stencil or template — but even these, massed together, form a very powerful effect, evoking a crowd of women, a chorus, perhaps…

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All photos (c) Ruth Ellen Gruber

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