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Obj. ID: 11549
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Snuffbox used at Sabbath and festival synagogue prayers, Essaouira (Mogador), circa 1925

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1984

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

Such snuff boxes were used at Sabbath and festival synagogue prayers.  During long hours of prayer, snuff boxes were passed around to the participants as a stimulant to maintain alertness and concentration. Moroccan snuff boxes with specifically Jewish morifs are rare. This example carries engravings of both the Magen David and the Tablets of the Law. The overall form of the box is that of a bound book. The style and workmanship indicate an origin in Essaouira. Inscription:  Ten Commandments.

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Snuffbox used at Sabbath and festival synagogue prayers | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
circa 1925
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Unknown (Unknown)
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Silver, Engraved
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Length: 7 cm, Height: 4.5 cm, Width: 1.8 cm Weight: 74 g
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