Torah ark curtain for circumcision

Germany
1772
Satin silk, couched silver thread embroidery on cardboard cutouts
Hebrew inscriptions: "Circumcision [Torah ark] curtain"; the blessing for the circumcision; the name of the donor: Rabbi Chaim, son of Yochanan from Bockenheim, and his wife Fratl, daughter of the late Yom Tov Biringen, and part of a verse based on Leviticus 12:3, that provides an indication of the Hebrew year
H: 83.5; W: 52.5 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization), Wiesbaden collecting point
Accession number: B07.1554;152/098

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Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yair Hovav

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