Home
    Under Reconstruction!
Art Alone
© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Salmon, Naomi,

The Torah finial consists of a shaft, a body and an apex

The shaft rises from a round raised base. The base consists of  two round strips forming a dome-like shape. A floral design appears on one Finial. The other Finial bears an inscription in square linear letters written in two lines from right to left  which reads:

line 1:  “The dedicator Yitzhack Shlomo Matsa `may the lord sustain him and grant him favor` in the holy community of the Jews of Yanina,  God will look upon them, the glory of the generation.”

line 2: ”The holy cityJerusalem`may it be built and established speedily in our time, amen` ,first day of the new month of piety sweet year of good hope and ever lasting peace, [the year (5)602 =1842].

 

The undulating shaft is decorated with two wide strips, the bottom one is decorated with vertical grooves and the upper one with acanthus leaves radiating from the center.  

thick rings encircle the shaft at top and middle. The rings are decorated with a pattern of ovals and balls topped by waves .           

The compressed globular body is mounted over the shaft and is divided into two parts.

The bottom part bears a decoration of acanthus leaves radiating from the base. The top part is decorated with two roses framed with leaves within petals.

In between the medallions are floral triangles. The two parts are connected by a thick circumphere ring. The ring is decorated with  a pattern of two roses in between vertical lines. Three scrolled hooks with dome-shaped bells hang from the ring.

A crown shaped apex, mounted over a wide ring, surmounts the body. 

Name/Title
Torah Finials | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1842
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
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
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Subject
C | Crown
|
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
|
Researcher
|
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.