A chair for the person holding the baby boy during the circumcision ceremony.
When there are two seats, one is for the sandak holding the baby, and the other is left for the Prophet Elijah.
On a circumcision bench: Jewish Museum Berlin.
Gioia Perugia Sztulman. “A Sandak’s Chair from Mantua: An Historical, Minhagic and Artistic Evaluation.” Studia Rosenthaliana, vol. 37, 2004, pp. 55–75.
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