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Spicebox in pomegranate shape
Danzig (Gdansk), Poland
Late 17th century
Silver, cast, engraved, punched, and partly gilt
Inscribed in Hebrew with abbreviated letters: "bet, mem, bet" [Who created kinds of spices]
H: 16; Diam: 5.4 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: B86.0066 ; 124/517

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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