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Box in the Form of an Ethrog

Decorative Arts

DATES ca. 1900 after 17th-century model
DIMENSIONS 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (11.7 x 12.1 cm)  (show scale)
MARKINGS "VS" inside rim.
COLLECTIONS Decorative Arts
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Purchased with funds given by the Jerome Levy Foundation
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CAPTION Box in the Form of an Ethrog, ca. 1900 after 17th-century model. Silver, 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (11.7 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Jerome Levy Foundation, 55.224. Creative Commons-BY
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver lidded box in the shape of ethrog (a kind of citrus fruit) with stem, embossed with rough rind-like surface, rests on oval foot embossed with scroll decoration, on center within scroll frame Hebrew inscription that reads: "A presentation from the Burial Society with good wishes to the President, the Honorable Simeon, son of Klunimus, on his seventieth birthday the first day of Pentecost, 5670 (1909-1910) by the abbreviated era," used during the harvest festival of Sukkoh. [See catalogue sheet in Decorative Arts departmental filesvfor Hebrew translation.] Condition: Good.
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