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Esther scroll
Artist: Shalom Italia
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1640
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Esther scroll
Italy
17th century
Jewish Art
Scroll of Esther with miniature illustrations in a silver case

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Hanukkah lamp adorned with emblem of Prague Jewry and figures of Moses and Aaron
Prague, Bohemia
18th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp with bust of Emperor Josef II, and emblem of Austrian Empire
Moravia
Late 18th century
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Hanukkah lamp with Hebrew inscription
Moravia
1782
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Early triangular Hanukkah lamp
Southern France or Spain
14th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with figure of warrior wearing a laurel wreath
France
17th century
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Early triangular Hanukkah lamp
Northern Italy or France
15th–16th century
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Hanukkah lamp composed of nine little bowls
Afghanistan
Early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp in the shape of a bench
Vienna, Austria
1872
Jewish Art
Small Hanukkah lamp adorned with Austrian emblem and Tablets of the Law
Vienna, Austria
1853
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp made from Austrian army helmet
Austria
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with peacock with outspread tail
Vienna, Austria
1872–1922
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp with depiction of eagle with outspread wings
Lemberg, Austrian Empire (today Lvov, Ukraine)
1856
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Hanukkah lamp inscribed with benediction over lights
Silversmith: Johann Mather Kiermayer (?) (1767–1807)
Hungary, Austrian Empire
1767–1807
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Hanukkah lamp made of tin intended for sardine cans
Maker: Meir Ben Ammi
Mazagan, Morocco
ca. 1950
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with Temple Menorah
Tétouan, Morocco
Late 19th or early 20th century
Jewish Art
Chased stone Hanukkah lamp with name of owner or artist
Talaint, Morocco
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with birds and fleur-de-lis
Demnate, Morocco
19th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with Stars of David, birds, and fleur-de-lis
Larache, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with Stars of David and hamsas
Marrakesh, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
Jewish Art
Roofed Hanukkah lamp, decorated in openwork
Marrakesh, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with Moorish gates and fleurs-de-lis
Sefrou, Morocco
19th century
Jewish Art
Roofed Hanukkah lamp adorned with Star of David
Marrakesh, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with serrated arch
Fez, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Triangular Hanukkah lamp
Assire, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with three demonic figures
Fez, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Temple Menorah
Tétouan, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp decorated in high relief
Marrakesh, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with heart shapes
Meknès, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with gates and rosettes
Sefrou, Morocco
19th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Moorish gates and fleurs-de-lis
Sefrou, Morocco
19th century
Jewish Art
Stone Hanukkah lamp with two oil containers
Tahala, Morocco
18th – early 19th century
Jewish Art
Dark stone Hanukkah lamp with three oil containers
Taroudant, Morocco
18th – early 19th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with cylindrical columns
Tétouan, Morocco
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with damascene technique
Silversmith: Yacob Chekrone (1914–1979)
Ghardaia, Algeria
1933
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with songbirds
Algeria
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with oil jars
Algeria
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp shaped like a palace, surmounted by Islamic crescent and star
Silversmith: Lallu Eliyahu
Laghouat, Algeria
1932
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Hanukkah lamp modeled after ancient earthenware lamps
Djerba, Tunisia
ca. 18th century
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Hanukkah lamp with a depiction of the prophet Zechariah's vision
Rome, Italy
1810
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Hanukkah lamp in early Sicilian triangular form
Sicily
Late 15th century
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Hanukkah lamp shaped like a gate
Italy
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp with hand pouring oil from jug to menorah
Italy
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with towers and city wall
Italy
16th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with wall structure and fleur-de-lis
Italy
17th century
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Hanukkah lamp with hand pouring oil from jug to menorah
Turin, Italy
18th century
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Triangular Hanukkah lamp adorned with gate flanked by tendrils
Italy
17th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with emblem of the Foa family (renowned book printers)
Italy
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp with depiction of flaming altar flanked by lions
Italy
16th century
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Imitation shekel
Germany
15th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with roaring lions
Italy
16th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with mermaids, angels, and dolphins
Italy
16th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with family emblem, angels and grotesque figures
Italy
17th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with sea horses, mermaids, and babies
Italy
16th century
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Hanukkah lamp with depictions of angels and horn-blowing centaurs
Italy
16th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with family emblem featuring menorah and rampant lions
Italy
17th century
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Hanukkah lamp inscribed with the passage "We kindle these lights . . ."
Germany
1574
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Hanukkah lamp inscribed with blessings, and adorned with warriors, lions, and bears
Leipzig, Germany
Early 18th century
Jewish Art
Tin Eisen Hanukkah lamp shaped like a sofa
Germany
19th century
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Hanukkah lamp with glass and mirror panels
Germany
19th century
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Hanukkah lamp with depiction of hunting scene
Germany
17th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with dolphins holding small pails
Maker: Carl Sichler
Horb am Neckar, Germany
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp shaped like a bench
Southern Germany
18th–19th century
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Standing tin Hanukkah lamp
Southern Germany
19th–20th century
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Hanukkah lamp in the form of a gate surmounted by a servant light shaped like a sailboat
Berlin, Germany
1800
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Hanukkah lamp with the figure of Judith lighting the menorah and her maidservant
Germany
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with the figures of Judith, her maidservant, and a warrior
Nuremberg, Germany
1721
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with spoked wheels and servant light shaped like a warrior
Germany
Late 16th or early 17th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Hanukkah lamp flanked by rampant lions
Silversmith: Rötger (Rüdiger) Herfurth (active 1748–76)
Frankfurt, Germany
1748–76
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Hanukkah lamp shaped like the Temple Menorah and surmounted by figure of Judith
Silversmith: Johann Valentin Schuller (1650–1726)
Frankfurt, Germany
Late 17th century
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Hanukkah lamp with High Priest kindling the Temple Menorah and Bar Kokhba coins
Sharar workshop, Bezalel
Jerusalem, Israel
1914–29
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Temple Menorah and Bar Kokhba coins
Sharar workshop, Bezalel
Jerusalem
1914–29
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Hanukkah lamp showing Maccabees purifying the Temple
Sharar workshop, Bezalel
Jerusalem
1914–29
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with menorah and lions
Sharar workshop, Bezalel
Jerusalem
1914–29
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Small Hanukkah lamp adorned with gazelles
Sharar workshop, Bezalel
Jerusalem
1914–29
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Hanging Hanukkah lamp modeled after ancient oil lamps
Artist: Ze'ev Raban, Bezalel
Jerusalem
1912–29
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Hanukkah lamp with armed figure raising a flag
Israel
ca. 1950
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Small Hanukkah lamp adorned with the emblem of the State of Israel
Israel
ca. 1950
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Hanukkah lamp made of glass beads
Jerusalem
ca. 1900
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Hanukkah lamp shaped like a house with chimneys
Mea She’arim neighborhood, Jerusalem
1979
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Tin Hanukkah lamp adorned with birds
Land of Israel
19th century
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Hanukkah lamp made of plaques for Torah finials
Jerusalem
19th century
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Standing olive wood Hanukkah lamp
Land of Israel
1935–40
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Turquoise Hanukkah lamp
Israel
ca. 1950
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Stone Hanukkah lamp inscribed with blessings recited over the lights
Jerusalem
ca. 1900
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Heart-shaped Hanukkah lamp
Bombay, India
20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Star of David
India
Early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with row of flames
Ernakulam, Cochin, India
Late 19th – early 20th century
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Arched Hanukkah lamp with plain surface
Cochin, India
19th century
Jewish Art
Stone Hanukkah lamp with additional cavity for used wicks
Yemen
1930s
Jewish Art
Stone Hanukkah lamp with additional cavity for used wicks
Yemen
1930s
Jewish Life
Dark stone Hanukkah lamp shaped as a star
Yemen
1930s
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with the blessing over the lights
Syria
19th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with damascene work and a crescent
Silversmith: Morice Masslaton
Damascus, Syria
1925
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“Garden of Eden” Hanukkah lamp
Galicia, Poland
ca. 1800
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Hanukkah lamp shaped like a Torah ark surrounded by mythical beasts and birds
Silversmith: Kazimierz Klimaszewski (active 1830– 51)
Warsaw, Poland
Mid-19th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with the blessing over the lights
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with bear and griffins
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with deer, lions, birds and a row of fishes
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with vase flanked by crouching lions
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp modeled after synagogue facade
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Sabbath candlesticks
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with rows of birds
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Tablets of the Law
Manufacturer: Morblin&Co
Warsaw, Poland
Late 19th – early 20th century
Jewish Art
Standing Hanukkah lamp adorned with lions and eagle
Galicia, Poland
19th century
Jewish Art
Standing Hanukkah lamp with oil fonts and fastening pins for candles
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Temple Menorah and hands raised for Priestly Benediction
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp in the shape of an elaborate building façade
Poland
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with hands raised for the Priestly Benediction
Poland
18th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp inscribed with Jacob’s blessing to Joseph
Baghdad, Iraq
Early 20th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with hamsas, crescents, and birds
Baghdad, Iraq
Early 20th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp in the shape of a gate with lion-shaped oil fonts
Zhitomir, Ukraine
1857
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp in the shape of an elaborate Torah ark, crowned with a conch
Lvov, Ukraine
1787–99
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp in the shape of a Torah ark, with lion-shaped oil fonts
Ukraine
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp surmounted by clock
Moscow, Russia
1841
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“Ba’al Shem Tov Hanukkah lamp“ with emblem of Russian eagle
Ukraine
Early 19th century
Jewish Art
Porcelain Hanukkah lamp adorned with pastoral scene
Gorodnitza (?), Ukraine
19th century
Jewish Art
Porcelain Hanukkah lamp painted with bouquet of flowers
Gorodnitza, Ukraine
19th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with Temple Menorah flanked by lions
Russia
Early 20th century
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Hanukkah lamp with the figures of Moses and Aaron
Berdichev, Ukraine
Early 20th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp in the shape of an eight-branched candelabrum
Russia
1896–1908
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with fleurs-de-lis
Netherlands
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with hearts and two figures
Netherlands
18th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp shaped like neoclassical sofa
Netherlands
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with city emblem and family emblems
Amsterdam, Netherlands
1786
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with heart and circles
Netherlands
18th century
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Hanukkah lamp adorned with hearts and flowers
Netherlands
18th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with figures of the Biblical spies in European dress, with city emblem of The Hague, and with hot-air balloons
The Hague, Netherlands
19th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah lamp adorned with two figures and crown
Netherlands
18th century
Jewish Art
Synagogue Hanukkah lamp, on three legs shaped like small rampant horses
Poland (?), Eastern Europe
18th century
Jewish Art
Large Synagogue Hanukkah lamp with conch-shaped candle sockets
Lvov, Poland
17th century
Jewish Art
Synagogue Hanukkah lamp
Poland
17th century
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Synagogue Hanukkah lamp with tall pins for wax candles
Central Europe
Early 18th century
Jewish Art
Synagogue Hanukkah lamp surmounted by crowned eagle holding scepter and sword
Poland
18th century
Jewish Art
Spinning top from the Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts
Jerusalem
20th century
Jewish Art
Lead spinning top
Poland
19th–20th century
Jewish Art
Hanukkah spinning top
Poland
20th century
Jewish Art
Spinning top
Poland
19th century
Jewish Art
Spinning top
Poland
19th century
Jewish Art
Spinning top
Poland
19th century
Jewish Art
Spinning top inscribed with the name Pinhas Dov Even Zahav
Poland
1922
Jewish Art
Spinning top inscribed with the name Pinhas Dov Even Zahav
Poland
1922
Jewish Art
Spinning top and its mold
Poland
20th century
Jewish Art
Spinning top
Germany
Early 20th century
Jewish Art
Jewish National Fund spinning top
Land of Israel
Early 20th century
Jewish Art
Lead spinning top
Land of Israel
19th–20th century
Jewish Art
Spinning top
Poland
19th century
Jewish Art
Lead spinning top
Poland
19th–20th century
Jewish Art
Lead spinning tops
Poland
19th–20th century
Jewish Art
Wine bottle
Bohemia
19th century
Jewish Art
Cup for the "Purim Rabbi"
Bohemia
19th century
Jewish Life
Purim dolls
Sana'a, Yemen
1930s
Jewish Art
Purim plate
Les Islettes, Lorraine, France
18th century
Jewish Art
Esther scroll and page with accompanying blessings
Artist: Abraham de Chaves
Netherlands
1687
Jewish Art
Esther scroll case
France
1838–1919
Jewish Art
Case for Esther scroll
Rhodes, Ottoman empire
19th century
Jewish Art
Esther scroll case
Poland
1852
Jewish Art
Esther scroll with the wheel of the zodiac
Germany
Early 18th century
Jewish Art
Esther scroll and case
Morocco
Second half of the 19th century
Jewish Art
Esther scroll
Persia
1848
Jewish Art
Esther scroll
Artist: David son of Jacob Katz
Netherlands (?)
17th century (?)
Jewish Art
Purim whistle noisemaker
Russia or Poland
19th century
Jewish Art
Purim noisemaker
Vienna, Austria
1826
Jewish Art
Noisemaker
Central Europe
19th century
Jewish Life
Purim noisemaker
Morocco
20th century
Jewish Art
Purim noisemaker
Land of Israel
20th century
Jewish Art
Purim noisemaker
Land of Israel
20th century
Jewish Art
Purim noisemaker
Land of Israel
20th century
Jewish Art
Purim noisemaker
Land of Israel
20th century