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Item ID   2291    
Open more fields Accession Number   76.270 similar items
Category   Jewish Life -- Personal and Family Rituals similar items
Item Type   Purim Noisemaker similar items
Title   Purim noisemaker similar items
Open more fields Creation Place   Europe similar items
Physical Description   Ivory handle and ivory ball at top above silver flag with Hebrew inscription and six-pointed star. similar items
Description   Noisemaker used on Purim during the reading of the Book of Esther. Inscribed in Hebrew: "arur haman" ( ארור המן אשר בקש לאבדי, "Cursed be Haman who asked to destroy me"). The inscription is a reference to the liturgical poem, "Shoshanat Ya'aqov," recited among the Ashkenazi communities after the reading of the Book of Ester on Purim. Similarly inscribed silver noisemakers in the collection of the Israel Museum are catalogued with provenance from Austria (19th century). similar items
Medium   ivory, silver similar items
Script   Hebrew similar items
Language   Hebrew similar items
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