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Cylindrical Torah scroll case
Tripoli, Libya
Silversmith: Raphael ‘Aton
Wood overlaid with silver sheet, repoussé
Inscribed in Hebrew with biblical citations, the name of the donor, Bercusa, in memory of her husband, Solomon Raccah, and the year of donation
H: 70.8; W: 33.5 cm
Extended loan from Guido Raccah, Hong Kong, and Enrico Raccah, Miami, in memory of Effraim Raccah and his family, who were cruelly murdered in Libya in 1967
Accession number: L-B08.0018 ; 145/068

“Recent Acquisitions“, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem Magazine, Winter - Spring, 2008/2009

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