Basin for ritual hand washing with dedicatory inscription
Silver, repoussé, chased, and engraved
Hebrew inscription mentions that the basin was donated by the family of the lateYehiel Yehuda and Rachel Lea Hay (whose Hungarian names – Mihály and Róza Háy – appear in an additional inscription), and the Hebrew year
L: 40.3; W: 29.8 cm
Received through JRSO (Jewish Restitution Successor Organization)
Wiesbaden collecting point number: 5872
Accession number: B50.02.0641 ; 137/007

The basin was probably part of a set that included a laver (missing).

See a Torah crown and kiddush cup also donated by the Háy family.

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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