[B’Samin-Spice Box from Paris, France]

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Spice_Box.jpg
Creation: 1830

Spice containers are used during the Havdalah ceremony, which marks the closing of the Shabbat and other holidays. The spices (in Hebrew, besamim) are stored in a dedicated container. Their smell should be sweet. Traditionally the spices include cloves, myrtle and bay leaves. This spice box was made in sterling silver in Paris, France.

Title

[B’Samin-Spice Box from Paris, France]

Date

Creation: 1830

Description

Spice containers are used during the Havdalah ceremony, which marks the closing of the Shabbat and other holidays. The spices (in Hebrew, besamim) are stored in a dedicated container. Their smell should be sweet. Traditionally the spices include cloves, myrtle and bay leaves. This spice box was made in sterling silver in Paris, France.

Rights

Copyright; licensed to Vanderbilt University

Format

Spice boxes

Source

Item on loan from Congregation Micah (Brentwood, Tn.)

Files

http://libexh.library.vanderbilt.edu/impomeka/2015-exhibit/Spice_Box.jpg

Citation

“[B’Samin-Spice Box from Paris, France],” Gallery, accessed December 7, 2019, https://gallery.library.vanderbilt.edu/items/show/853.