Circumcision set: flask for disinfectant powder and knife


The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

Credit: The Stieglitz Collection was donated to the Museum with the contribution of Erica and Ludwig Jesselson, New York, to American Friends of the Israel Museum

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  • Title: Circumcision set: flask for disinfectant powder and knife
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 1681
  • Location: Prague, Bohemia
  • Type: Flask
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Avi Ganor
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Gold, repoussé and engraved; silver, engraved, pierced, and cast; steel
  • Inscription: Inscribed in Hebrew: on flask: "Property of Noah Katvan son of Rabbi Isaac of Prague" and an inscription containing the year; on knife: "I rejoice over Your promise as one who obtains great spoil." [Psalms 119: 162] and "To beautify the Lord's pure commandment with precious gold and silver"
  • Dimensions: Flask: H: 12.7; Diam: 4.7cm Knife: L: 17.5; W: 2.3; Th: 0.2 cm
  • Curators: Raccah-Djivre, Daisy; Assaf-Shapira, Efrat