Auction No. 098

Holy books, Manuscripts, Rabbinical & Admors letters, Americana & Judiaca

March 27, 2017
Opening $500
Estimate $800 - $1,000
Sold for $915
Including buyer's premium

A cloth made of colored woolen threads in mechanical weaving work. In the center are the Tablets of the Covenant and a royal crown, surrounded by colored geometrical decorations, the figures of Moshe and Aharon, the Cave of the Patriarchs and Rachel's Tomb, and a Star of David with the words 'Chevrat Ohavei Zion' and "If I forget thee Jerusalem may my right hand forget its skill". The crescent motif common in works from the Ottoman Empire is appears here several times in varying sizes.  

Specifications: 160x160 cm. Colored decorative threads at the edges. 

Unique Features: Some of the decorations and writing also appear in mirror writing. A similar cloth is found in the Israel Museum. 

Condition: Very fine. A tiny hole. Slight stains. 

Ritual Items & Art