Ark of the Covenant Statue
Great! It's just as I expected. I couldn't be any happier with the purchase.
March 2, 2014
Accurate and meaningful!
Purchased for Pastor, friends, --Jewish and Christian, as well as one for myself. As Biblical scholars, they were impressed with this 18th Century Biblical interpretation of the Ark of the Covenant. They didn't just like their gift, they used theirs to teach. The replica items inside relate well to the history of the Ark add to the teaching experience. The remaining space inside allow for those special additions to be securely stored. Thanks for the gifts that keep on giving!
February 19, 2014
Purchased for my husband for Hanukkah, and was in awe of the details and quality when I opened the package! It was advertised as a statue, but is actually a box that can keep sentimental treasures. Beautiful gold coloration, delicate spindles, gives the appearance of a very expensive piece, but was an amazingly low price. He loved it:-)
January 9, 2014
Good quality generally & conforms to everything advertised. (The reproduction inside of the 10 Commandments tablet(s?) seems a little bogus, however.)
This Ark of the Covenant Statue is of good quality generally, & conforms to everything (appearance, inside and out; size; make-up; etc.) as advertised in both catalog and website ad photos and blurbs. The reproduction inside, however, of the 10 Commandments tablet(s?) seems a little bogus, & not high-(thick-?) enough to really represent the whole of it (them?; i.e., not big enough to contain all 10 commandments, or multiple tablets), even though I already knew or assumed that from the inset photo in the ads. Of course, that fact is only noticed if one opens the lid to the inside. (Other Customers: Note that Toscano also sells another version of the Ark, in 2 sizes, the larger of which is somewhat more expensive and maybe more realistic, tho as a collector I've got both.) They're all very protectively packaged for shipment, by the way.
November 21, 2013
I was surprised at the size. I expected it to be smaller but I'm glad it was not. The detail is exquisite. I am very well pleased with my purchase.
August 11, 2013
Exactly as descibed, A must have item to any home.
This item was exactly was described and pictured. The only negative is that I had to wait 4 months for the backorder, but the wait was well worth it.
July 28, 2013
This product needs a slight adjustment
Overall, the product is good but I would recommend one slight design change and that would be to either shorten the poles or make it so they can be removed or detached so as to allow the piece to fit in spaces more easily without the prospect of damaging the piece. I would also like to see an option for a larger size or sizes offered for this piece. Other than that,I have enjoyed it very much. Thanks!
June 21, 2013
Accurately depicted and ornately made.
This ark of the covenant representation for the Hebrew God, Yahweh, is accurately depicted according to the description given in the Old Testament.
The color was a little off from the photo on the website, it came a bit more copperish tone than gold, but a can of metallic gold spray paint fixed that very nicely. I highly recommend this piece. It is a central focal point in my ancient Egyptian collection. Though not Egyptian itself, the ark came out of the historical Egyptian context circa 1,500 BCE.
Care must be taken not to damage the carrying staves, but otherwise solid and durable.
April 28, 2013