Art Nouveau style, Danish inscription: "To the Society for the Care of the Sick"

Tzedakah box for the Copenhagen Society for the Care of the Sick, 1901

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Approximately 60 of these boxes were commissioned by the Tiferes Jedidim or Society for the Care of the Sick. The box exhibits the influence of German Art Nouveau, also known as Jugendstil, reflecting the design aesthetic of its day, a relatively rare phenomenon in early 20th century Judaica.

Details
Title
Tzedakah box for the Copenhagen Society for the Care of the Sick
Artist Life
1874–1952
Role
Designer
Accession Number
2006.67.2a,b
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Art Nouveau style, Danish inscription: "To the Society for the Care of the Sick"