Box in the Form of an Ethrog
Decorative Arts and Design
ca. 1900 after 17th-century model
"VS" inside rim.
Purchased with funds given by the Jerome Levy Foundation
Silver lidded box in the shape of ethrog (a kind of citrus fruit) with stem, embossed with rough rind-like surface, rests on oval foot embossed with scroll decoration, on center within scroll frame Hebrew inscription that reads: "A presentation from the Burial Society with good wishes to the President, the Honorable Simeon, son of Klunimus, on his seventieth birthday the first day of Pentecost, 5670 (1909-1910) by the abbreviated era," used during the harvest festival of Sukkoh. [See catalogue sheet in Decorative Arts departmental filesvfor Hebrew translation.]
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Box in the Form of an Ethrog, ca. 1900 after 17th-century model. Silver, 4 5/8 x 4 3/4 in. (11.7 x 12.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by the Jerome Levy Foundation, 55.224. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: , 55.224_PS9.jpg)
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