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Kiddush cup with scenes from the life of Samson
Ohlau, Germany
Late 17th century
Silversmith: Christian Metze the Elder (active 1662–91)
Silver, engraved
Inscribed in Hhebrew: "Who is the bravest hero? He who turns his enemy into a friend [Avot de- Rabi Natan 23]; Who is a hero? He who conquers his passions [Pirkei Avot, Mishnah 4:1]"
H: 12 cm
Gift of Charles Michael, San Francisco, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B13.0639 ; 133/363


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