from North Africa, 1871 Shivviti on paper, illuminated with colorful grape vines and floral motifs. On the outside border are semicircles with Hebrew acronyms, poss. kabbalistic significance. Psalm 67 is written center of the seven-branched candelabrum with a gilded background. Signed; Na'im ben Avraham ben Mashiah, dated Friday, 24 Iyar 5631 . A shivviti is a votive tablet designed to be hung on a synagogue wall to exhort the congregation to more intense prayer.