Auction No. 106

Letters by A. Einstein and Other Illustrious Personalities, Zionism, Jewish Art, letters of Rabbis and Rebbes and Collection of letters to Sir Moses Montefiore from the archive of the late Rabbi Avraham Shisha - London - Buyer's commission 22%

March 6, 2018
Opening $ 600
Estimate $ 800 - $ 1,200

Large, magnificent Mezuzah case. ג'טה דל מזוזה, Algeria. End of the 19th century.

Description: Repousse silver plate attached to a thick wood plate with nails. The back section of the plate has a carved space for placing a mezuzah that is 11 cm. long.
The plate measures 25.5 cm. It is 14 cm. wide. The wood frame is 29 cm. long and has a maximal width of 18 cm.
At center of the mezuzah case there is a seven-stemmed menorah with a pitcher of oil at its feet, utensils used for wicks - scissors, tongs - and three stone steps. On the right and left of the menorah base, there are hands spread out in the priestly blessing. The frame is decorated with leaves and flowers. Hash-m's name at the top. All artisan work.

Background: Refer to Jewish Life in Morocco, Aviva Muller-Lancet (editor), Israel Museum, 1983 p. 60.

Condition: Fine-very fine. Light crack in the wooden frame.

Category
Ritual Items