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Mizraḥ

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Judaism and Jewish Studies.

(Heb., ‘East’).

Direction to be faced by Jews during prayer; also, ornament on synagogue or house wall to mark the easterly direction. In Orthodox households a mizraḥ is often...

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pyx

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Religion.

In the Christian Church, the container in which the consecrated bread of the Eucharist is kept.

In the UK, a pyx is also a box at the Royal Mint in which specimen gold and silver...

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