Adath Israel
 

Title

Imitation Circumcision Set

Creator

Wes ID #

cai039

CAI ID #

2014.S.267.7

Original Inventory #

27

Dimensions

4.1 cm (height) x 16.2 cm (diameter) (1 5/8 x 6 3/8 in)

General Description

The knife in this set was both too dull and too thick for use in a circumcision. Meanwhile, ivory, used in the handle and the shield, is not ideal for circumcision tools, as it can not be easily sterilized. It can thus be concluded that this object is a fake circumcision set. Ivory was rare in Europe prior to the 20th century. Examples of fake Judaica, too, are mostly recent, created for the most part in the second half of the 20th century. As a result, this object is most likely of (probably mid or late) 20th century origin.

Description of materials

Wood, Metal, Ivory

Time period

20th century

Place of origin

Origin unknown

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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