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An olive wood spice box with a spire-shaped lid and three coin inserts, this object is a souvenir spice box from Jerusalem. The words "Olive Wood from Israel" is painted at the bottom.
Wooden spice box
14.3 cm (height) x 4.1 cm (diameter) (5 5/8 x 1 5/8 in)
three dimensional object
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Jewish decoration and adornment
Jewish art and symbolism
Judaism -- Liturgical objects
Jewish art objects
Mid or late 20th century
Related objects in other museums: Spice Box, Israel, date not specified, Jewish Museum of Maryland (Accession number 1996.141.092a-b)
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Adath Israel Collection
Adath Israel Museum, Middletown, CT