Etrog box

(Volodymyr-Volynsk Historical Museum)
Etrog box for Sukkot holiday.
Ritual box #2
Ritual box #1
The box of rectangular shape with a flat bottom and a hinged lid of pyramidal shape, the side walls are convex and corrugated.
Museum / institution
Volodymyr-Volynsk Historical Museum
Inventory number in the institution
Р6 -11
History, source, type and date of acquisition
Transferred to the museum in 1978 from the village Berezovychi of Volodymyr-Volynsk district.
Production period
engraving, repoussage and chasing, riveting, embossing
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 XVIII - end of XVIII
Dimensions, cm
width: 9.00, height: 8.00, length: 13.00
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
On the cover inside the inscription in Hebrew is engraved, which means "Etrog from a tree in the box to carry - long us to live, and this box - there is a commandment in it - Nadav-Mordechai, the 27th of av anniversary of the death of my old father Reb Shmuel memory of him to blessing".
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
in storage