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(VII) Img. ID: 3437 Torah shield, Ex. 20:2, 14, 13, 15-16, Unknown, edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah shield | Unknown
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail Ex. 20:2, 14, 13, 15-16
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 2125
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Crown
Torah Ark
Flower |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 552-21
19a Scan No.
20 Description The silver Torah shield is square and terminates with an ogee shaped arch. It consists of a plate. In the center are two closed doors in a shape of a stepped arch. The doors bear initials which are probably part of the ten commandments. Beginning with the door on the right, the square outline letters read from right to left. "אנ )אנכי ה'(##ל )לא(##תנ )תנאף(##ל )לא( ##תר )תרצח(" ## "I am the Lord. Thou shall not commit adultery. Thou shalt not kill." (Ex. 20:2, 14, 13) The left door reads: "ל )לא(##תג )תגנב(##ל )לא( ##תע )תענה(##" "Thou shalt not steal. Thou shalt not bear false witness." (Ex. 20:15-16) Two budding branches flank the doors. Two vertical branches bearing a flower in their center flank the composition. A leafed blossom is located below the doors. A protruding crown surmounts the doors and fills the arch. In its center is a medallion bearing a dedicatory inscription, the square outline letters read: נא )נדבת איש(  שמריהו בן אליקים "The donation of the man Shmaryahu son of Elyakim." The crown is decorated with a symmetrical foliate scroll motif which extends frin the medallion and is connected by a double dotted line to a bud at the top center of the medallion. A band below consists of an alternating pattern of diamonds and circles. There is a flower under the crown. The shield is framed by a single rope like band.
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
25a Material Structure Cut, hammered
25b Material Decoration Repousee,engraved, punched
25c Material Bonding nailed
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 136 mm
26b Length
26c Width 108 mm
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
The edges are chipped and there is a chunk missing.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
038 | 033
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9170
:MED : Metal
:NNO : 552-21
:MH : 136mm
:MWI : 108mm
:MAT : Silver##Structure:Cut, hammered##Decoration:Repousee,engraved, punched##Bonding: nailed.
:RG : P.F. (S.H.) 6.1992
:CO : The edges are chipped and there is a chunk missing.
:AQ : The Kiev Collection.

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