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(VII) Img. ID: 3401 Torah shield, , Russia, 18?? edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Torah shield | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield | *Torah shield also called: | Tas (Torah shield)
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 18??
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Russian Empire
6a Period Detail ?
7 Origin Russia
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2043
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Columns
Eagle, double-headed displayed
Crown of Kingship
Two lions
Tablets of the Law (central element of heraldic composition) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 29.6.92
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 555-33; 555-17(obj.), 556-12,14(hallmarks)
19a Scan No. 034097
20 Description The Torah shield is rectangular and terminates in an arch. A plaque with the Tables of the Covenant is situated in the center of the shield. The Tables are inscribed with the first words of the Ten comandments in square outlined letters. Two rampant lions holding the Tables of the Covenant flank the plaque. They are turning backwards and extend their tongues. A crowned, spread-winged, double headed eagle is situated below the plaque. The eagle's body consists of a shield inscribed with square outlined letters which read: "כתר## מלכות" Crown of kingship" A symmetrical pillar with twisted lines and an ornamental base and capital is situated on each side of the shield. Below the pillars, on each side of the eagle, is a pattern of foliate scrolls. The Torah shield is surrounded by a raised line and serrated edges made of trefoil. There are two bird-shaped loops on the shield to which attached a chian to hang it on the Torah mantle.
 
21 Ornamentation
Column
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, gilded ## Structure: Cut ## Decoration: repousee ## Iscription: 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 239mm
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
There are two different hallmarks located in on the front side of the shield. 1. The hallmark includs the cypher 84, framed by a rectangle. This was a Russian quality mark from the 18th - 19th centuries.
Cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 148, no. 12
2. The hallmark includs a Cyrillic initials (T.E.R.), in an oval frame. Unidentified, probably an artists 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
Part of the frame of the shield and its crest is missing.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Masterpieces-Silver, Moscow, 1992, fig.48.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
034097
45 Temp: Batch Number
034 | 097
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0010142
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
3401
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.10142
:MED : Metal
:MW : 170 mm
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter P.F. (O.E.) 6.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 1st editing by IneZ - corrected by M.T. 26.3.96 54a
55 Donor 55a