Auction 16
Books, Manuscripts and Rabbinical Letters

Lot Number 19

Ancient Wooden Plaque -“Mitzvat HaShem Bara Me’irat Einayim” – Syria, [11th Century?]

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26,000$
Opening
5,000$
Lot Number 19

Ancient Wooden Plaque -“Mitzvat HaShem Bara Me’irat Einayim” – Syria, [11th Century?]

Ancient wooden plaque, with carving of the verse"Mitzvat HaShem Bara Me'irat Einayim" with vowelization and cantillation notes, within frame set with enamel. Syria. Undated, [11th century?].
The letter"Heh" in the word"Bara" carved in the shape of the letter"Chet". On reverse side of plaque glued note, upon which the owner wrote that he found the plaque in Damascus on March 28, 1913. In parentheses he added"11th century". Apparently, the plaque was designated to be hung in a synagogue. The plaque is incomplete and it is unclear what it originally included. The frame setting is of high-quality handcraftsmanship.
Maximal size 39X7.5 cm; within wooden frame. Fair condition. Some letters damaged (see picture), sections of craftsmanship setting damaged. Worm damage apparent on reverse side.
Antique and impressive item.

Sold For
26,000$
Opening
5,000$

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