An amulet inscribed with biblical verses (Exodus 22:7 and Psalm 121), as well as exotic-sounding angelic names (Sanoi, Sansanoi, Semangalof) and the Hebrew names Shamriel and Hasdiel. The story depicted tells – in Hebrew and Yiddish – the story of the demoness Lilith and her encounter with the prophet Elijah. When asked where she is heading, Lilith replies that she is going to steal a parent’s child to drink its blood, suck the marrow from its bones, and eat its flesh. The prophet Elijah, of course, stops her from doing so. In order to escape his curse, Lilith reveals to him her fourteen secret names that can be used to drive her away. The cartouche in the upper part of the amulet depicts a circumcision; the sides depict the figures of Adam and Eve.
The map shows the location of all the sites where the genizah items in the collections of the Jewish Museum in Prague were discovered (finds from other sites, such as Ivančice and Pacov, are not in the museum’s collections). Representative genizah items from each location are gradually being added to the museum’s website. Complete sets of genizah items can be found in the museum’s catalogue at collections.jewishmuseum.cz.