Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Hallah cover
Central Europe
19th century
Metal-thread embroidery on silk
Inscribed in Hebrew: “Blessed are You, Lord, our God, King of the Universe who brings forth bread from the earth” (blessing over the bread)
On loan from Dr. Ruth Litt, Jerusalem, and Gitta Steinfeld, Melbourne
Accession number: L-B93.0038 ; 160/040

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