Paper, ink, printed
Virtually all recorded printed mizrahs (wall plaques placed on
the wall facing east) are from the 19th century. The style and form of
this one, however, seem to place it in the latter half of the 18th century.
It is engraved with
putti and angels, and with finely rendered text. This mizrah was
made by Baruch ben Yehuda. There is no place mentioned, but the style
would indicate Italy, an unusual place for such a printed sheet.
cm, Width: 26 cm