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Torah crown inlaid with semiprecious stones
Poland
ca. 1729
Silver, repoussé, cast, punched, engraved, and partly gilt; semiprecious stones
Inscribed in Hebrew with words from Proverbs 4:2 [“Do not forsake my teaching”] and the date of the dedication
H: 39; Diam: 25 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: B86.0187 ; 146/067


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:
Highlights of the Judaica and Jewish Ethnography Collections Online, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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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