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(VII) Img. ID: 3085 Torah Shield, , Austria
Galicia, 1800-1825? edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah Shield | Unknown
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1800-1825?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Austria
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
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9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Torah Ark |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 2-18,19
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch. It consists of a plate.

Located in the center are arched hinged double doors with a geometric band between them. The shape of the doors follow the shape of the shield. An inscription written in square filled letters is located in the center of the doors, and it reads:

"קדוש## לה'"## "Holy to God"

A band decorated with a geometric motif is located above and below the inscription. A conch is located in the arch of the doors. A vertical band decorated with a geometric pattern divides the two doors. The doors open to reveal a Torah scroll inside. The Torah scroll has a star of David in it's center framed by a band above and below decorated with a similar geometric pattern. Surmounting the doors is an inscription written in square outline letters, and it reads: "כתר תורה"## "Torah crown"

 Located above the inscrition is an arch like scroll, a palemtte is located at the centerand it is flanked by a pitcher on the right and a rosette on the left. A foliate scroll frames the remaining three sides of the Torah Ark. Two symmetrical foliate scrolls are located in the arch. The shield is framed by an alternating line dot pattern and the edges are scalloped. Located in the arch is a coronet flanked by two hands performing the priestly blessing. A chain hangs from two rings at each upper corner and from a hole pierced at the top of the arch.

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
Silver ## Structure: cut, repousse, stamped ## Decoration: repousee, punched, engraved, stamped ## Bonding: soldered, folded, hinged. ##
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 190 mm
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
A crown was propbably located in the arch and is now missing.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
Ein Harod Museum
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Has undergone restoration.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
031 | 058
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.12147
:MED : Metal
:MW : 164 mm

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter S.H. 6.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a