Jewish antiquities and ritual art by Various artists

A collection of 6 pieces of Jewish antiquities and ritual art purchased by the Art Fund to help start the collection of the recently founded Jewish Museum: 1) pewter passover plate, 1773; 2) a Berlin spice-box, circa 1700; 3) a Hirschell candlestick, 1802; 4) a pair of Augsburg Rimmonim, 1757 -1759 (main illustration), the name given to the belled ornaments placed on top of the Torah scrolls; 5) a Jannina Megillah, 17th century; 6) seven Palestinian coins including two 'heavy' shekels, one half-shekel and 4 bronze coins.


Details

Medium:
Gilt/parchment/silver/brass/pewter
Art Fund grant:
£200 ( Total: £200)
Acquired in:
1932
Vendor:
Christie's

Provenance

Howitt Collection.

Venue details

Jewish Museum London 129-131 Albert Street, Camden Town, LONDON London NW1 7NB 020 7284 7384 www.jewishmuseum.org.uk

Entry details

Free with National Art Pass (standard entry £8.50)

Sun – Thu, 10am – 5pm
Fri, 10am – 2pm

Closed on Jewish Festivals (see website for details)

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