Etrog box

(Kirovograd Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions)
Metal etrog box for Sukkot holiday.
Etrog box #1
Metal box of rectangular shape with rounded edges is decorated with embossed floral-geometric pattern. Legs of the box are decorated in the form of balls. The box has not handles and opens by pressing of the round metal button.
Museum / institution
Kirovograd Regional Museum of Culture and Traditions
Inventory number in the institution
КІ - 2517
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Transferred to the museum as a part of the collection of O. Ilyin for permanent storage. 1994.
Production period
engraving, repoussage and chasing, riveting
Religious holiday / lifecycle
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
Etrog which is one of the four species of plants and used during the Sukkot holidayis traditionally wrapped in silk soft cloth and put in a box. For ages Jews greatly valued and took care of etrog, keeping it in a box with cotton wool inside to avoid damage. In order to express the respect to etrog and love to commandment the box was decorated especially beautiful with ornaments and religious inscriptions.
the beginning of XIX - end of XIX
Dimensions, cm
width: 8.70, height: 9.30, length: 15.50
Inscriptions, marks, initials
Stamp of the firm "Norblin".
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
negligible rubbing
no restoration needed
Current location
on display
Since when displayed (year and month, the name of the exhibition or exposure)
1994 рік