Basin for ritual hand washing with dedicatory inscription

Silver, repoussé, chased, and engraved
Hebrew inscription mentions that the basin was donated by the family of the late Yehiel Yehuda and Rachel Lea Hay (whose Hungarian names – Mihály and Róza Háy – appear in an additional inscription), and the Hebrew year
L: 40.3; W: 29.8 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 5872
Accession number: B50.02.0641;137/007
The basin was probably part of a set that included a laver (missing).

See a Torah crown and kiddush cup also donated by the Háy family.


Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav