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Kafata II
TitleKafata II
Publication TypeArtwork
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsJackman, Carol Dunford
KeywordsAncient Near East; Arabia

“….encircle me around in the robe of thy righteousness” 2 Nephi 4:33

This scripture was the motivation for my sculpture “Kafata II”. The name came from an article I read in the Ensign some years ago by Hugh Nibley. He told of a custom among Arabs, called “Kafata”, where an accused and pursued sinner could flee to the tent of a great sheik. If the sheik put his robe over the shoulder of the supplicant, it meant he was under the sheik’s protection. Brother Nibley likened this to Nephi’s exhortation in 2 Nephi. With this sculpture I tried to convey the supreme comfort and joy that we feel as a result of Christ’s atonement for our sins, when we have accepted His gift, and been “encircled about in the robes” of His righteousness.

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Scripture Reference

2 Nephi 4:33