Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections
By Kedem
Jul 31, 2023
8 Ramban St, Jerusalem., Israel
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LOT 57:

Elaborate Silver Mezuzah Cover – North Africa

Sold for: $1,000
Start price:
$ 1,000
Buyer's Premium: 25%
VAT: 17% On commission only
Auction took place on Jul 31, 2023 at Kedem

Elaborate Silver Mezuzah Cover – North Africa

Mezuzah cover – "Jeta del Mezuzah". [Algeria, first decades of 20th century].
Sheet silver; cut and repoussé, nailed onto wooden board.
Decorated with high–quality, detailed repoussé: a seven–branched menorah is depicted in the center, with priestly hands, an oil jug and altar utensils beneath it; surrounded by a border of branches and flowers. Depression at the back of the wooden board for holding the mezuzah parchment.

Height (including wooden board): 28.5 cm, width: 18 cm. Good condition.

See: Jewish Life in Morocco, Aviva Müller–Lancet (editor). Israel Museum, 1983, p. 60.
Provenance: Private collection.