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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The rectangularbordeauxTorah case wrapper is divided into a central vertical rectangle flanked by two square panels.

The central panel is adorned with an arch enclosing fleur-de-lis and a dedication embroidered in Hebrew square filled letters, which reads:

"קדש לה'."

"Dedicated to the Lord."                                 

The side panels are identically decorated with a symmetrical pattern depicting four foliate rhomboids set at each of the corners and point towards a central Star of David. The rhomboids enclose a rose surrounded by a wavy frame. Various flowers (four-flower motif) accompanied by stylised open hands (fig. 1) are set between the rhombuses.

The wrapper and the panels are framed with strips decorated with a pattern of open hands (hamsa), crescents (hilal), stars and flowers.

Thirteen hooks for hanging the wrapper on the Torah case are attached to its upper edge, while a strip of fringes is attached to its bottom.  

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Name/Title
Torah case wrapper | Unknown
Object Detail
al haf
Settings
Unknown
Date
19th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
North African | Tunisian
| Tunisia, Djerba, Hara Kbira
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown| Tunisian
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Husseinite Dynasty under Ottoman Rule (1705-1881)
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
1125 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Sharon Weiser | 07.97
Researcher
Efrat Assaf-Shapira |
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
Ariella Amar | 02.03
Language Editor
Dvora Sax | 10.11
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.