Tombstone-shaped Burial Society charity box with inscription

Hungary, Austrian Empire
1816
Silver, repoussé, soldered, and engraved
The Hebrew inscription mentions that the box belongs to the Burial and Charity Society of the Holy Community of Germent (Körmend) and was completed on Tuesday, the 4th of the month of Elul in the year [5]576 (30/08/1816), as indicated in the inscribed verse: "Happy are those who act justly, who do right at all times" (Psalms 106:3)
H: 18; W: 10 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 498
Accession number: B50.02.0901;130/015

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Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav

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