Adath Israel
 

Title

Wood Etrog Box

Creator

Wes ID #

cai044

Original Inventory #

217

Dimensions

8.1 x 13.2 x 10.2 cm (3 3/16 x 5 3/16 x 4 in)

General Description

The word “Jerusalem” is painted, along with ______, on the top of this box. The box is made of olive wood. There are several images online with the same pentagon shape as this box. Like this object, many of these images also have a green fabric covering the inside. The images tend to have a picture of an etrog, suggesting that this box was designed as an etrog box. The painting on the top suggests that it is from Jerusalem, likely sold as a souvenir trinket.

Description of materials

Wood: painted

Time period

20th century

Place of origin

Jerusalem (Israel)

Holding Institution

Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT

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