Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Elie Posner
Tower-shaped spice box
17th century
Silver, repoussé, pierced, engraved, cast, and partly gilt
Indistinct Hungarian dedication inscription indicates a wedding gift from Shmuel Altman and his wife
H: 31; W: 9.2 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 757
Accession number: B50.02.1072 ; 124/365
Decorated with four figures in 17th century dress, holding the Havdallah ceremony vessels.

Benjamin, Chaya and Koolik, Marilyn Gold, Towers of Spices: The Tower-Shape Tradition in Havdalah Spiceboxes, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel, 1982

Provenance Research Online: World War II Looted Cultural Treasures, Israel Museum, Jerusalem

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