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A Near Eastern silver Circumcision Shield, circa 1890
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
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120
A Near Eastern silver Circumcision Shield, circa 1890
Estimate
1,5002,500
LOT SOLD. 1,875 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Important Judaica, including a Distinguished Private Collection

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A Near Eastern silver Circumcision Shield, circa 1890
engraved on both sides with scrolling foliage, punched ground surrounded by inscriptions
length 2 3/4 in.
7 cm
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Catalogue Note

The inscription on the obverse reads: "The shield of warriors, the shield of Saul" [I Sam. 1:21]. "You shall keep my covenant" [Gen. 17:9]. "I am a shield to you; your reward shall be very great" [Gen. 15:1].

The inscription on the reverse reads: "This is a gift from me, Yihya al-Qafih, to my dear friend, the emissary Rabbi Ezekiel Saul Rofe, may God keep and sustain him."

Rabbi Yihya al-Qafih (1850-1931) was a leader of Yemenite Jewry. Rabbi Ezekiel Saul Rofe was an emissary from Tiberias sent to Yemen in 1887-1888.

Important Judaica, including a Distinguished Private Collection

|
New York