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(VII) Img. ID: 18982 Spice container , , Warsaw (Warszawa), 1870-1880 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Spice container | Unknown
3a Object Spice container
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Kelmer, Jankiel (Unknown)
5 Date 1870-1880
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Mazowieckie Voivodeship | Warsaw (Warszawa)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Poland | Sc_354
| 10 (DRM-492)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Eagle |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 7.9.1990
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description The Spice Tower is made of silver and consists of a base, a shaft, and a body. The base is round, raised, and stands on a square pedestal. The base is decorated with a band of geometric pattern. The shaft is cylindrical and undulating. At the center of the shaft there is a floral circlet. ##The rectangular body consists of two tiers of equal size with a concave section between them, a roof, and an apex. The two tiers (bands) bear a floral design. On the concave section in the middle of the body, there is a rectangular door with a ring-shaped handle. A bell hangs beneath each corner of the body's bottom. A crouched animal surmounts each corner of the body's top. The roof is in the form of an open rectangle, with a bell hanging in its center and an eagle above it in each corner. The pyramidal (4 corners) pointed tower tapers towards a globular apex, surmounted by a spear.
21 Ornamentation
22 Custom
23 Contents
24 Codicology
24a Scribes
24b Script
24c Number of Lines
24d Ruling
24e Pricking
24f Quires
24g Catchwords
24h Hebrew Numeration
24i Blank Leaves

25 Material/Technique
25a Material Structure
25b Material Decoration
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter
26h Weight
26i Axis
26j Panel Measurements
27 Direction/Location
27a Façade (main)
27b Entrances
27c Location of Torah Ark
27d Location of Apse
27e Location of Niche
27f Location of Reader's Desk
27g Location of Platform
27h Temp: Architecture Axis
27i< Arrangement of Seats
27j Location of Women's Section
27k Direction Prayer
27l Direction Toward Jerusalem

28 Coin
28a Coin Series
28b Coin Ruler
28c Coin Year
28d Denomination

29 Signature
30 Colophon
31 Scribal Notes
32 Watermark
33 Hallmark
33a Group
33b Subgroup
33c Hallmark Identification
33d Hallmark Group Classification
33e Hallmark Reference
34 Trade Mark
35 Binding
36 Decoration Program
36 Summary and Remarks
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
0141 | 034
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.5898
:MED : Metal
:HS : 1. The hallmark depicts, from left to right, a rectangle bearing the initials "O.C." (assayer) over the date 1872; the fineness mark "84"; and an eagle. These are marks appearing in Warsaw from 1871-1896. Cf. Lileyko, p.100, n.89##2. A figure in a boat. This is the workshop mark of Jankiel Kelmer, Cf. Lileyko, p.93, n.31##3. The initials "J.K." set within a rectangular frame. They are the silversmith's initials.
:NNO : 444-27, 444-9,10,12(hallmarks)
:MH : 280(overall); 89(shaft)
:MD : 49(overall); 64(base)
:MAT : Silver##Cast, spun, ##chaised(?)
:RG : G.P.S. (R.S.) 9.1990
:AQ : Purchased from Maria Nowak, Busko, in VIII 1984.
:REM : The flag is missing. The object's museum number (?) is MZL-DRM-492

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a