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Small amulet inscribed with the "blessing of Joseph"
Iraq or Land of Israel
19th century
Carnelian, pen and white ink (usually set in metal)
Inscribed in Hebrew: the two concentric circles with initials of verses from Psalms 121; inner circle and center, with quotations from Genesis 49:22
H: 1.4; W: 1.9 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: B86.0246 ; 103/949

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

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987

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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