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(VII) Img. ID: 3377 Torah shield , , Unknown, 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
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Unknown |
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2088
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Two lions
Tablets of the Law |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 27.6.1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 547-34
19a Scan No. 034073
20 Description

The silver (partly gilded) Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semicircular arch. It is topped by a crown. The Torah ark is depicted in the center inscribed with the opening words of the Decalogue. They are divided into four on the right and six on the left, the second commandment is missing. The doors of the Ark open and reveal inside a Torah scroll with an inscription written in square full letters, and reads:

"וזאת התורה אשר שם משה לפני בני ישראל" Deut.4:44.

The Ark is flanked by two rampant lions and framed by wide bands of filigree decoration on gilded silver. The shield's back side bears an inscription in square full letters, and reads:

"קניתי מהוני לכבוד צורי וקוני ולכבוד התורה הקדושה העלקע בת ה"ר משה כענים".

"I bought from my capital in honour of my Rock and Buyer and in honour of the sacred Torah Helke daughter of Rabbi Moshe Khenim."

A protruding crown surmounts the shield. It is decorated by a geometric motif filled with a foliate design. The center is topped by a bell.

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, partly gilded ##Structure: Cut## Decoration: filigree,hammered,cast## Bonding:soldered, screwed, folded## Inscription:engraved.
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 208 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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Good, bells are missing.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
C.f. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p.140, no.38.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
034 | 073
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.7967
:MED : Metal
:MW : 175 mm

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter A.A. (Y.P.) 6.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a