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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Amulet : Embroidered, Sewn : Green, Gold, Red, Grey ; Ht: 11 in. x W: 7,5 in.
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
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Collection
MONTREAL HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL CENTRE (MHMC-01)
Description Level
Item
Material Format
object
Physical Description
Amulet : Embroidered, Sewn : Green, Gold, Red, Grey ; Ht: 11 in. x W: 7,5 in.
Other Title Information
Ceremonial Artifact
Date
[Prior to 1900]
Physical Condition
Good
Language
Hebrew
Notes
Shield-shaped textile with flat top edge and pointed bottom. From North Africa. Green background, embroidered pattern in gold on bottom third, with central white detailing on red background and two white circular details on either side. Embroidered Hebrew text (most likely a name)within a rectangle, with another Hebrew word on top. Fringe around outer edge. Narrative: The mezuzah is a scroll of parchment inscribed with biblical verses, affixed to doorways of Jewish homes. In North Africa, the scroll is rolled and covered by an embroidered fabric holder.
Accession No.
2005.38.08
Name Access
MHMC
Places
Africa
Archival / Genealogical
Archival Descriptions
Repository
Montreal Holocaust Memorial Centre
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