Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
Circumcision set: flask for disinfectant powder and knife
Prague, Bohemia
1681
Gold, repoussé and engraved; silver, engraved, pierced, and cast; steel
Inscribed in Hebrew: on flask: "Property of Noah Katvan son of Rabbi Isaac of Prague" and an inscription containing the year; on knife: "I rejoice over Your promise as one who obtains great spoil." [Psalms 119: 162] and "To beautify the Lord's pure commandment with precious gold and silver"
Flask: H: 12.7; Diam: 4.7cm
Knife: L: 17.5; W: 2.3; Th: 0.2 cm
The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum
Accession number: B86.0228, B86.0229 ; 112/149, 112/150
 
 

Publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew
The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

Digital presentation of this object was made possible by: The Ridgefield Foundation, New York, in memory of Henry J. and Erna D. Leir