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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 3.11.1991
The spice container in the shape of a tower, is made of silver and consists of a base, a shaft, a body, a roof and an apex. The raised rectangular base stands on four spherical legs, and is decorated with a filigree foliate pattern. The top of the base tapers towards the shaft. The shaft is undulating, with two main convex parts at its center. It tapers towards them from the base, and away from them towards the body. The shaft is held together by a central pin screw. The rectangular, tower-shaped body has two tiers of diminishing size. On the bottom tier there is an arch-shaped door. The side opposite the door is inlaid with a red stone, while the other two sides are inlaid with green stones. Inside the tier is a solid brass box, with an opening parallel to the door. The tier is surrounded by an undulating balustrade, and there are brass flag-poles with swallow-tailed flags in each corner. The flags bear an engraved, foliate pattern. A metal cord is wound around each flag-pole, and in two of the balustrade's corners there are spherical globs as well. The upper tier contains a cast bell hanging at its center, and flags in each corner, identical to those on the lower tier. There is a three-leveled window on each side. The tier is surrounded by a balustrade that hangs down over the lower tier. The roof is in the shape of a four-sided, undulating pyramidal spire. It is surmounted by a globular sphere, and a flagstaff with an "eyed," swallow-tailed flag inscribed with the interwoven initials "TS". The apex is in the form of a bird (shtanz) perched on a globe, with a mobile ring in its mouth.
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1840-1860
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
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Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver##Decoration: brass, filigree work, cast, stamped inlaid semi-precious stones##Bonding: soldered, screwed, folded##Inscription: engraved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
443(overall);147(shaft)
Length
Width
78 (body);103 (base)
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The door is missing, as is one of the corner flags on the bottom level.
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
Bezalel, Wiesbaden Collection no. 1257
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Full Name
Volume
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Documenter
| R.S. 11.1991
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.