Obj. ID: 3915
Sacred and Ritual Objects Kiddush cup, Afghanistan, 1937
The following description was prepared by William Gross:
The sanctification of the Shabbat and Holidays is connected with a blessing recited over wine or grape juice. While the wine can be drunck from any vessel, often special cups are created for the purpose. In most cases, regular cups are simply decorated or inscribed with names or blessings, rendering them exclusively for the Kiddush.
This shallow, concave wine cup for blessing is engraved on both sides with inscriptions and decorations. The decorations are in the Persian style, including a view of the Kotel. This shallow bowl shape is characteristic of this area. This particular example is arguably the finest of the genre, a few of which are in collections across the world and are mainly from the 1930's and shortly afterwards.
Inscription: In Hebrew: May you be given many pleasant years in the joy of "Jerusalem, May She be rebuilt" Abuitzu, son of the teacher Makagan Cohen, (5)697 
J | Jerusalem | Sites in Jerusalem: | Western Wall (Kotel) הכותל המערבי
F | Fish
B | Bird
J | Jar
B | Basket | Basket with flowers