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Yom Kippur and Passover belt and buckle
19th century
Silver, engraved; metal thread on cotton
L: 12; W: 6.7 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0218 ; 101/045

On one side, there is a depiction of the goat sent to the desert as a scapegoat to atone for Israel’s sins on Yom Kippur, and on the other side, the lamb sacrificed for Passover in the Temple.

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

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

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