Obj. ID: 4442
Sacred and Ritual Objects Kiddush cup, Nuremberg (Nürnberg), ca. 1598-1602 (hallmark), 1881 (inscription)
The cup shaped like a beer mug tapering towards the top consists of a receptacle, a lid, and a handle. The cylindrical receptacle bears teardrop-shaped designs and rests on a base decorated with oval medallions. The round raised lid is decorated with the same motif as the receptacle and the flower-shaped apex has a little putto sitting on top of it with raised hands. The ear-shaped handle bears a male bust and the top part has a depiction of a naked female torso holding fishtails in her hands. The bottom of the cup bears a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters which reads:
"ז"נ )זאת נדבת(/ כ"ה )כבוד הרב( אלי' קולקא/ ע"א )עם אישתו( מ' )מרת( ציפרל ז"ל )זכרונה לברכה(/ בשנ' )בשנת( תרי"א ל' )לפרט קטן("
"This is the donation of the honourable Rabbi Elijah Kolka with his wife Mrs. Ziporehl may she rest in peace in the year 641=(1881)".
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