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Book binding for Pentateuch with depiction of the Binding of Isaac
18th century
Silver, repoussé, pierced, engraved, and punched, niello and enamel
Inscribed in Hebrew in niello: "Five Books of Moses"; on spine, "Do not raise your hand against the boy" (Genesis 22:12)
H: 14.7; W: 31; D: 6 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: B86.0145 ; 142/076

From the Israel Museum publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

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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