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Tower-shaped spicebox with four figures and dedicatory inscription
17th century
Silver, repoussé, pierced, engraved, cast, and partly gilt
A later dedicatory inscription in Hungarian, partially erased: "Gift… on the occasion of the wedding... from Shmuel Altman and his wife…25"
H: 31; W: 9.2 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 757
Accession number: B50.02.1072 ; 124/365

Decorated with four figures in 17th century dress, holding the Havdalah ceremony objects.

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya and Koolik, Marilyn Gold, Towers of Spices: The Tower-Shape Tradition in Havdalah Spiceboxes, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 1982

Provenance Research Online: World War II Looted Cultural Treasures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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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