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Mortar decorated with seven-branched candelabrum and Hebrew letters

Mortar decorated with seven-branched candelabrum and Hebrew letters

Mortar decorated with seven-branched candelabrum and Hebrew letters

Bronze, cast, natural brown patina

Inscription: Hebrew letters, "Mem" and "Resh" crowned with dots, flanked the menorah (probably the initials of "Physicians Craft") and the maker signature in Latin: "SERVIUS DE LEVIS VERONAE F"

H: 14; Diam: 15.5 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

Marks: cast with the artist's name, and city

Accession number:

B86.0233

192/026

Jewish Art and Life
From the Israel Museum publications:

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

The Jewish World 365 Days, from the Collections of The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., New York, USA, 2004

Exhibitions:

The Stieglitz Collection: Masterpieces of Jewish Art, Israel Museum, Jerusalem, 30/11/1987 - 21/04/1987