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Jewelry amulet decorated with amuletic inscriptions
18th century
Blue glass, engraved and inlaid with silver
Inscribed in Hebrew: on the central plaque, "Abag Yatatz..." (42-letter Name, a magical name from Practical Kabbala tradition, and the abbreviation of the prayer of R. Nehuniah ben ha-Kanah: "By the great power of thy right hand, set the captive free... Accept our prayer, hear our cry, thou who knowest secret thoughts"); "Joseph is a wild ass, A wild ass by a spring – Wild colts on a hillside" (Genesis 49:22); on either side, "I wait for Your deliverance, O Lord" (Genesis 49:18)
H: 4.5; W: 13.5 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: B86.0248 ; 103/951

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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