Ottoman Empire Judaic Amulet Prayer Box Silver Niello



This is an early 19th century silver box with gold gilding. It has a fancy floral garland niello design. On the back it is engraved with the Star of David in a circle. The top slides along to show a place to place a prayer. It has three loops on the side, it has glass coral beads and ornaments hanging.  This is a fabulous piece of ethnic adornment. It weighs 138 grams and measures box only 3 x 2 ½ inches, the overall top to bottom 5 inches.