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Object Name Case, Watch
Catalog Number 0985.07.00034
Description This is an olive wood watch case with a sliding drawer. The drawer has a circular well to receive the watch and is lined with velvet. There are Hebrew characters spelling "Jerusalem" in gold paint on the lid.
Material wood (olive); velvet; paint
Dimensions H-3.5 W-3 inches
Owned Judah Benjamin (tentative); Jefferson Davis
Provenance This "Watchbox (was) used by Jefferson Davis, (and) given to him by a friend." Based upon presence of Hebrew / Jewish symbols, this friend may have been Judah Benjamin.
People Davis, Jefferson
Benjamin, Judah P.
Search Terms Jewish
Jews
Subjects Judaism