Lot 26
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A Polish parcel-gilt silver belt buckle for Yom Kippur

Estimate
1,500 - 2,000 USD
Sold
5,938 USD
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Description

  • stamped four times with standard mark 12
  • silver
  • length 4 3/8 in.
  • 11.2 cm
the square buckle overlaid with lions holding a crowned inscribed cartouche, spread-winged birds above, running deer below, the tapered sides overlaid with foliage.

Catalogue Note

The Hebrew inscriptions read: around the edge: "The wings of the dove are covered with silver, and her pinions with the shimmer of gold (Psalms 68:14);" "Be as swift as a deer, and brave as a lion, to do the will of your Father in heaven (Ethics of the Fathers 5:23);" and in the center: "He was a hairy man, and girt with a girdle of leather about his loins (II Kings 1:8 [describing the prophet Elijah]," with date corresponding to 1822.
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