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Keychain of a synagogue. Eastern Europe. 18th century

Opening price: $1,000

Commission: 23%

Sold: $3,400
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01.29.2024 07:00am

Keychain of two large and massive keys with Magen Davids at their heads connected by an iron ring, which served for the doors of a synagogue. Eastern Europe, 18th century.

Keys of this type served for the entrance door or gate of the synagogue [a similar key was found under the ruins of the synagogue of the Maharsha in the city of Ostroh in Ukraine]. Typical of synagogues in the area of Russia Ukraine.

Length: 25 cm. The width of the Magen David at their heads 7 cm. Good condition. Rusty keys and iron ring.

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174. Keychain of a synagogue. Eastern Europe. 18th century