The kiddush cup is cylindrical and tapers at the bottom.
It is decorated with a wide band containing three oval medallions which are surrounded by an undulating foliate branch. Each medallion contains one of the following holy places: the Western Wall (9248), the Cave of Makhpelah (9250), the Tomb of the Kings of the Dynasty of David (9249) (read clockwise). The appropiate title is inscribed above each place in the medallions.
The central band is surmounted by a band that bears a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters encircling the top of the cup. It reads:
מנחה שלוחה מאתנו שבתי ו'ז )וזוגתו( הדס ק'ב )ק' ברכות( מעה'ק )מעיר הקודש( צפת'ו )צפת תבנה ותכונן( לבנינו היקר יעקב שלום נ'י )נרו יאיר(
"An offering presented by, Shabtai and his wife Hadas, one hundred blessings from the holy city of Safed, may it be built and established, to our dear son, Jacob Shalom, may his light shine."
The smooth band beneath the central band, is undecorated.
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Cave of Machpelah (Tomb of the Patriarchs/Matriarchs)
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel | Holy Tombs | Dynasty of King David, Tomb of קברי מלכי בית דוד
H | Holy and other places in the Land of Israel