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Jewelry box given as a gift to the bride
Nuremberg, Germany
Before 1540
Etched steel; copper plate, engraved and gilt
Inscribed in Hebrew: "Her mouth is full of wisdom, her tongue with kindly teaching…" [from A Woman of Valor, Proverbs 31:26–27]
H: 6.6; L: 11; W: 7.3 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: B86.0235 ; 131/053


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

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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