Sunday, July 26, 2020

Mislabeled tefillin at the Met

OOPS: Met Museum mislabels Jewish phylacteries as 6th-century Egyptian amulet. The tefillin acquired by the museum is kept in the Islamic Art department. (Tamar Beeri, Jerusalem Post).

The article isn't phrased very clearly, but I think it says that the tefillin do date from about this period (500-1000 CE). It would have been helpful to have included a photograph of the object(s).

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