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Wonderful museum-worthy item: a large, handsome tzedakah box for a cemetery: Europe, 19th century; inscription: “Matan b’Seter Yichape Af”
Especially large tzedakah box, which was placed at the entrance to a cemetery, made of metal, shaped by hand, with an interesting and rare design. Wooden board covered with a metal frame, in the center of which a large hand (lifesize) is upraised with the tzedakah box below it. The slit for putting in coins is made on the back of the hand, in order to suit the inscription behind it: “A gift in secret pacifieth anger.” The inscription is written by hand on a white metal board framed and placed in the wood behind the hand. On the back is a large loop for hanging. Board is 60x35cm, the box is 21.5x17x15.5cm. The hand’s height (without the box) is 46cm. Wooden board on the back was professionally restored. Light defects, generally good condition.
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