silver tube decorated with Hebrew; lid has openwork crown

Megillah (scroll of Esther) case, c. 1965


Gift of Harold and Mickey Smithexpand_more  98.136.8a,b

Wolpert, trained in Germany during the Bauhaus period, was responsible for popularizing the modern style in Judaic metalwork. His work is characterized by the use of the Hebrew alphabet as a primary decorative motif. Wolpert taught at the Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem and later at the Tobe Pascher Workshop in New York City.

Megillah (scroll of Esther) case
Artist Life
American (born Germany), 1900–1981
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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silver tube decorated with Hebrew; lid has openwork crown