Alms box donated to a burial society by its officers
Hungary, Austrian Empire
Silver, repoussé and engraved
Inscribed in Hebrew with the names of the donors, Shmuel b"f and Shmuel Katz, the gabaim [treasurers] of the Holy Community of Komaron [today Komárom, Hungary and Komárno, Slovakia]; "Blessed are they that [keep judgment], and he that doeth righteousness at all times" (Psalms 106:3); and the Hebrew year 5579 [1819]
H: 9; Diam: 15 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 506
Accession number: B50.02.0927 ; 130/009

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

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