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European ➔ Besamim, Jewish Religious Spice Box

Identifier:
116549
Description:
Container shaped like a tower with five flags.;The box is called Besamim by Russian Jews and used by them in ceremony of inauguration and termination of Sabbath day called Havdallah. Besamim, which is the Hebrew plural for spice, are traditionally used at the close of the Sabbath to breathe in a pleasant smell, thereby starting the new week fragrantly.
Materials:
Openwork, Pierced, Metal
Dimensions:
8" h 1.5" w
Current Location Status:
On Exhibit
Source:
Gift Of Mrs. Louis Barth
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Newcomers: The People of this Place (after 2008)
Maker/Donor
Barth, Mrs. Lewis