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Cup for ritual hand-washing (netilat yadayim)
Pewter, etched and engraved
Inscribed in Hebrew in ornate Ashkenazi letters: "Blessed art thou, Lord our God, King of the universe, who hast sanctified us with thy commandments, and commanded us"; "concerning the washing of the hands"; "Isaac Zvi of Siebenbrohn," and the number "1882" (possibly the year of dedication)
H: 7.9; Diam: 7.1 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: B86.0128 ; 137/023

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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