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Jewelry amulet made of gold and adorned with Hebrew script
Persia
18th century
Gold, engraved, punched, and soldered; turquoise and ruby; filigree
Inscribed in Hebrew with "Abag Yatatz..." the '42-letter Name' (a magical name in the tradition of Practical Kabbalah and also an abbreviation of the prayer by Rabbi Nehunia ben ha-Kanah: "By the great power of thy right hand, set the captive free. Revered God, accept thy people's prayer; strengthen us, cleanse us. Almighty God... accept our prayer, hear our cry, thou who knowest secret thoughts")
H: 6; W: 4.8 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: B86.0260 ; 103/963


From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

Exhibitions:
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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