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Gilboa, Violet.
Catalog of the Bernice and Henry Tumen Collection of Jewish Ceremonial Objects in the Harvard College Library and the Harvard Semitic Museum.

Cambridge Harvard University Library: 1993.

This volume features photographs and descriptions of 166 Jewish ceremonial objects including wine cups beakers Sabbath lamps candlesticks spice boxes Hanukkah lamps Torah pointers crowns, shields, and finials plates for the Passover Seder and other occasions charity boxes Esther scrolls containers for the etrog fruit used on Sukkot marriage rings amulets and others. The vast majority of the objects are made of silver, with some additional pieces of pewter, a few brass and ceramic objects, and some textiles. Violet Gilboa is Littauer Hebraica Technical and Research Services Librarian at the Judaica Division of the Harvard College Library.

Softcover. 6"x9", 172 pages, b/w illustrations bibliography. New.

Inventory #: 95038
Price: $ 25.00      

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