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Wine Vessel with Hebrew Inscription

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The Hebrew inscription on the brass cup names the Georgian maker, Shelomo the Tblisian, and its function as a ritual wine vessel, while its decoration derives from Seljuq metalwork. Georgia’s well-established Jewish community emigrated to the country in the sixth century b.c. and had close ties to Baghdad and Iran in the twelfth century.

#620. Wine Vessel with Hebrew Inscription

Wine Vessel with Hebrew Inscription, Brass; inlaid with silver

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