Michael Kupietzky

The Rivers of Eden Cup


The ancient writing inscribed in the Rivers of Eden Cup is as old and mystical as time itself. The words are the names of the four rivers that flow through the Garden of Eden: Gichon, Pishon, Perat, and Chidekel. The waters are believed to have the power to give life or take it away. According to tradition, these warm waters flow from underground springs beneath Maarat Hamachpela, which is Eden.

The tree of life itself is watered by all four rivers within the Garden. King Solomon is said to have discovered the secret names used for healing that were hidden in the Garden of Eden. Later, King Hezekiah, the king of Judea, buried the names because he felt that their power—which was the key to open the gates of mercy as well as the Garden--was causing the people to lose their faith in G-d.

The artist has created a sterling silver Biblical-style goblet with a hammered finish. The text is carved on the inside of the goblet in Qumran lettering. A gold plating, similar to the gold used in ancient times, gives the piece a feeling of the past. Adorning the base is a ring with seven garnets representing the seven days of creation. Holding the cup is a stone cylinder with the special prayer.

Each work is signed and numbered by the artist and is available in a limited edition. 2002, Cup: sterling silver, gold & garnets. Case: Jerusalem stone


  • Height: 10 cm
  • Diameter: 9 cm

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About This Artist

Michael Kupietzky

Michael Kupietzky is a world renowned artist whose work can be seen in major Jewish museums and galleries in Europe, North America and Israel.

Michael was born in the United States in 1967 and immigrated to Israel with his family shortly before the 1973 Yom Kippur war. It soon became evident that he possessed manual dexterity and artistic talent.

In addition to yeshiva studies, Michael participated in a crafts-development program, in the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and at Bar Ilan University. He worked as an apprentice with stone masons Glaziers and silversmiths. Always keeping in mind the Bauhaus principle, "form follows function", Michael creates art that is up-to-date incorporating the latest technology and design innovations.

The vibrancy of his work and the striking simplicity of his designs place him on the cutting edge of contemporary design and the detailed craftsmanship on the traditional side of Jewish design. The shared quality in his work is the meaning behind the design. Through his background and thorough knowledge of classic Jewish texts and traditions, Michael is inspired to create works of art.

Michael also designs building interiors, Arks, custom made washing stations and memorials that embody the feeling and warmth of his personal Jewish experience. In his designs, Michael creates not only beautiful but functional and meaningful works of art.

Today Michael resides in the Judean Hills outside of Jerusalem, with his wife and children.

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