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Grogger

  • Rattle © Ministerio de Cultura

    Rattle © Ministerio de Cultura

     
  

Category

Rites, worship and beliefs

Date

1800

Original title

Carraca
Sephardic Museum
Toledo
Toledo, Castile-La Mancha
Toledo

Children use them during the Purim (lots) celebration. This one was possibly made in America around 1800.

During the reading of the Book of Esther, children make noise with the groggers when the name of Haman is mentioned. He was the Bible character who tried to get rid of the Jews in Persia, but failed thanks to the intervention of Queen Esther.

This marble grogger was part of the permanent exhibition at a museum in New York.
 

Details of the work

Object
Rattle

Dimensions
Length = 17 cm; Width = 7,8 cm

Technique
Sculpted; Polished; Turned

Material
Marble; Hallmarked silver-gilt; Semi-precious stone [Amber]

  

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