Italy, c.1775
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.

Height: 26 cm, Width: 26 cm

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