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Amuletic ring
18th century
Gold, engraved; enamel traces; engraved carnelian
Inscribed in Hebrew: the letters "beskmlo" are an acronym for the verse "Blessed be the name of His glorious majesty," added at the end of the 42-letter Name "abag yatatz…", and at the end of the verse prayer "By the great power of Thy right hand," an acrostic of the 42-letter name. The Rashba in his Responsa refers to it as "the prayer of R. Nehuniah ben ha-Kanah"
L: 1.3; W: 1.7; Diam: 1.9 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0245 ; 103/948

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir

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