Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
Sabbath and festival cup
Augsburg, Germany
Late 17th – early 18th century
Silversmith: Johann Fassnacht (active 1686–1726)
Silver, repoussé, engraved and punched
Marks: city, artist, silver standard; Austria-Hungary duty free article 1809-10
Hebrew inscription, added later: "This cup was presented for the honor and glory, as a witness and safekeeping: to the great rabbi and light his honor the lofty rabbi and teacher Bezalel Segal may the Merciful One less and guard him, esteemed judge of the holy congregation and head of the Yeshiva Bumsla and surroundings for the Torah and exposition he expounded in the synagogue on the biblical chapter R'eh"; and the Hebrew year corresponding to 1750–51
H: 12.5; Diam: 10.9 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: B86.0111 ; 133/265
 
 

Publications:
Benjamin, Chaya, The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 1987, English / Hebrew

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