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Torah shield
Shekhem (Nablus), Land of Israel
16th century (?)
Silver sheet, repoussé and engraved; niello
Inscribed in Hebrew: “Dedicated by the dear and distinguished, the honorable rabbi Abraham, may his Rock and Redeemer protect him, son of the dear, the wise, praiseworthy and very distinguished, the honorable rabbi Isaac Shahoah, may his Rock and Redeemer protect him”
H: 13; W: 9 cm
Anonymous gift
Accession number: B50.06.2651 ; 148/137

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