Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Prayer shawl (tallit) bag for a boy (skara detzitzit)
Early 20th century
Velvet; silver plaque, cut, pierced, and engraved
Inscribed in Hebrew: "Honor your father and your mother." [Exodus 20:12] and My son, heed my words; and store up by commandments with you." [Proverbs 7:1], as well as two sentences expressing joy based on verses in Proverbs 23.
Dedication inscription containing the name of a boy celebrating his Bar Mitzvah: Meir, son of Av' Morigan
H: 20.5; W: 26 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0059 ; 157/064

Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir