Basin for ritual hand washing with dedicatory inscription

Austria-Hungary
1910
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.

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Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav

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