Bridal casket (cofanetto)

UnknownSecond half of the 15th century

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
Jerusalem, Israel

Credit: Gift of Astorre Mayer, Milan, Israel Museum, Jerusalem


  • Title: Bridal casket (cofanetto)
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: Second half of the 15th century
  • Location: Northern Italy
  • Type: Bridal casket
  • Rights: The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Photo © Israel Museum, Jerusalem, by Yoram Lehmann
  • External Link: Israel Museum, Jerusalem
  • Medium: Silver, engraved and partly gilt, niello
  • Inscription: Inscribed in Hebrew: On the side, an acronym representing the three women's commandments (to separate hallah, immerse in a ritual bath, and light Sabbath candles); on the lid, names of clothes and household linens are inscribed in Hebrew and Italian in Hebrew letters
  • Exhibition: Highlights of the Judaica and Jewish Ethnography Collections Online
  • Dimensions: H: 13, W: 6; L: 6.6 cm
  • Curator: Raccah-Djivre, Daisy

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