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Hebrew Prayer Book with Silver Cover

Decorative Arts and Design

  • Possible Place Made: Italy
  • DATES 18th century
    DIMENSIONS 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (17.1 x 12.1 x 3.5 cm)  (show scale)
    MARKINGS no marks
    SIGNATURE no signature
    INSCRIPTIONS no inscriptions
    CREDIT LINE Gift of Mrs. Morris Friedsam
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Silver book cover with clasp containing Hebrew prayer book. Repoussé decoration consists of beaded border framing each side with rope motif at hinges. Left cover has shell and scroll with floral details in the corners and center. Center cabuchon has pair of hands on one side and castle on the other. Condition: Good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Hebrew Prayer Book with Silver Cover, 18th century. Silver, 6 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/8 in. (17.1 x 12.1 x 3.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Morris Friedsam, 64.78.1. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 64.78.1_side1.jpg)
    IMAGE side, 64.78.1_side1.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
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