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Torah Shield
Eichstadt, Germany
Late 18th century
Silversmith: Schmidt
Silver, repoussé, cut, pierced, engraved, and partly gilt, niello
Inscribed in Hebrew with The Ten Commandments, and on the separate plaque: "Rosh Hashanah" (New Year)
L: 37.6; W: 25.7 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: B86.0138 ; 148/287

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
The Israel Museum, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2005

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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