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Silver book cover, probably a wedding gift
Venice, Italy
17th–18th century
Silver, repoussé, punched, and engraved, filigree
Inscribed in Hebrew with the initials of the bridal pair: "R.C." and "D.A."
The book: "Year Round Prayer Book according to the Rite of Ashkenaz and Poland... Amsterdam (Yohanan Levi Rofeh and his son Benjamin) 1818"
H: 17.2; W: 8.7; D: 3 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: B86.0142 ; 142/073

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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