Auction 71 - The Collection of Rabbi Prof. Daniel Sperber

"Remember the Sabbath Day to Keep it Holy" – Bead Embroidery – Germany, 1890

Opening: $400
An embroidery depicting lions, a Star of David, a Torah crown and the verse "Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy" (Hebrew). [Germany], 1890.
Canvas, wool thread and glass bead Gobelin embroidery.
Gobelin embroidery with red wool thread, depicting a pair of lions supporting a Star of David containing the Tablets of the Law. Surmounted by inscription: "Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy", divided in two by a Torah crown.
Monogrammed on bottom "AW", and dated 5651 (Hebrew year) and 1890.
A similar embroidery that served as a Hallah cover is kept in the Israel Museum collection. Item no. B50.02.1683;160/004.
54.5X44 cm. Good condition. Minor blemishes. Threads and a few beads missing in several places. Stains. Blemishes to edges of embroidery. Framed. Damage and fractures to frame.
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects
Jewish Ceremonial Art and Various Objects