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Box decorated with amuletic script and damascene work
Damascus, Syria
19th century
Silver and copper, engraved and inlaid in brass
Inscribed in Hebrew: "tzamarkad" - consisting of last letters in Biblical verses, (Genesis 1:1-5); "For he who finds me finds life, and obtains favor from the Lord" (Proverbs 8: 35)
H: 3.8; Diam: 5.5 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: B86.0249 ; 103/952

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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