Kiddush cup with scenes from the life of Samson
Late 17th century
Silversmith: Christian Metze the Elder (active 1662–91)
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