saucer decorative edge; with incised zigzags at center and alternating birds and floral arrangementts around rim; cup with lid cup has incised alternating birds and floral arrangements; lid has bird-shaped knob with 2 movable floral elements below

Kiddush (sanctification) cup with lid and saucer, c. 1920

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This covered cup from Iraq would have been used for drinking wine during kiddush, literally sanctification, a prayer said over wine during the Sabbath or other holiday. The floral decorations and stylized bird motif on the cover are common Middle Eastern design motifs.

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Kiddush (sanctification) cup with lid and saucer
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Artist
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2000.67.2a-c
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saucer decorative edge; with incised zigzags at center and alternating birds and floral arrangementts around rim; cup with lid cup has incised alternating birds and floral arrangements; lid has bird-shaped knob with 2 movable floral elements below