Alms box of women's burial society
Pewter, silver-plated, engraved, and punched
Inscribed in Hebrew: "Righteousness [Charity] saves from death" [Proverbs 10:2]; and the names of the women in the society, as well as the name of the donor: "Peskha daughter of Rabbi Mikhel Wagner of blessed memory"
H: 12.8; W: 9.3 cm
The Feuchtwanger Collection, purchased and donated by Baruch and Ruth Rappaport, Geneva
Accession number: HF 0169 ; 130/045
Shachar, Isaiah, Jewish Tradition in Art: The Feuchtwanger Collection of Judaica, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1981
Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir