Netilat yadayim cup

(Yavornytsky Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum)

A cup with two handles for "netilat yadayim" (ritual hand-washing).

Museum / institution
Yavornytsky Dnipropetrovsk National History Museum
Inventory number in the institution
КП-174400 / К-2375
Production period
engraving, casting
Religious holiday / lifecycle
for religious use
Religious holiday / lifecycle, comment
Immediately after awakening the hands should be washed until the wrist with blessing: first need to take a cup to the right hand and move it to the left, pour the water on the right hand to the wrist, and then pass the cup in the right hand and pour on the left hand, and so thrice. Before the meal with bread "netilat yadayim" also should be done: first three times the right hand and after thar the left one should be washed from the bowl with blessing. Hand washing has cabbalistic sense and helps purge the soul before performing of other important commandments
middle of XX - middle of XX
Dimensions, cm
height: 15.00
Diameter (mm)
Preservation condition
Description of the preservation condition
The surface is dirty, with spots, scratches; bottom of the right handle is not attached to the body; on the bottom – oxide.
Restoration is recommended.
Current location
in storage