Spinning Top Gilded Brass Dreidel by Israel Museum
Inspired by a spinning top from the esteemed Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts between 1910-1920, this dreidel pays homage to beloved Hanukkah traditions. Rooted in European games of chance, the dreidel's spinning is a cherished Hanukkah activity for children. Each of its four sides bears a letter, collectively forming the acronym for "A great miracle occurred here," referencing the Maccabees' triumphant stand against Antiochus's forces and the subsequent Temple reconsecration in Jerusalem. Notably, this Bezalel-crafted dreidel, intended for the Diaspora, showcases the letter shin (representing "there") instead of peh (meaning "here").
- Made in Israel
- Origin: Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts, 1910-1920
- Collection: Alan and Riva Slifka, Israel Museum
- Dimensions: Approximately 1.97" × 1.97" × 1.18"
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