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Bidding Information
Lot #    18457
Auction End Date    7/10/2007 11:05:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Earth from Mount of Olives
Title (Hebrew)    עפר מהר הזיתים
Author    [Habad]
City    Jerusalem
Publication Date    c. 1920
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Small drawstring orange pouch, illus., 190:96 mm., light fading of color.
          
Detailed
Description
   A small orange pouch designed to hold a small amount of earth from the Mount of Olives, as it is a custom for Jews to be buried with some soil from the Holy Land in their coffins. The pouch was used to raise funds for the Colel Chabad of Jerusalem.

The front side has a small overview of Jerusalem with the phrase וכפר אדמתו עמו. The other side has a picture of Jerusalem showing the grave of the Prophet Zechariah...and Yad Avshalom. The picture is surrounded on all four sides with sentences from the Bible.

          
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Listing Classification
Period
20th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Israel:    Checked
  
Subject
Hasidic:    Checked
  
Characteristic
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica
Textiles:    Checked