Auction 93 Part 1 - Manuscripts, Prints and Engravings, Objects and Facsimiles, from the Gross Family Collection, and Private Collections

Elaborate Silver Mezuzah Cover – North Africa

Opening: $1,000
Sold for: $1,250
Including buyer's premium

Mezuzah cover – "Jeta del Mezuzah". [Algeria, first decades of 20th century].
Sheet silver; cut and repoussé, nailed onto wooden board.
Decorated with high–quality, detailed repoussé: a seven–branched menorah is depicted in the center, with priestly hands, an oil jug and altar utensils beneath it; surrounded by a border of branches and flowers. Depression at the back of the wooden board for holding the mezuzah parchment.

Height (including wooden board): 28.5 cm, width: 18 cm. Good condition.

See: Jewish Life in Morocco, Aviva Müller–Lancet (editor). Israel Museum, 1983, p. 60.
Provenance: Private collection.