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(VII) Img. ID: 3447 Torah shield, , Ukraine, edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


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
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2071
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Magen David
Torah Ark
Two lions |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 555-7,21
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The silver Torah Shield is rectangular and terminates with a semicircular arch. Its centre depicts medallion bears a gabled Torah Ark flanked by two statant guardant lions. On top and bellow the Ark there is an inscription, in square filled letters. It reads:

כ"ת [כתר תורה] / ז"נ [זאת נדבת] ה"ר בא"י

"Torah Crown; this was donated by the Rabbi son of Alef-Yod (maybe the initial of a name)".

Bellow the Ark there is a Star of David flanked by the initial:

ז" צ" [זכר צדיק - לברכה]

"The righteous, of (blessed) memory".

The torah shield is framed by a band filled with small lines around the ark and triangulars with the same pattern on the corners of the rectangular.

 
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
25a Material Structure cut
25b Material Decoration engraved
25c Material Bonding soldered
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 139 mm
26b Length
26c Width 105 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
None
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 arch is partly broken and two corners are missing. One hole is located in the middle of the upper part of the arch, the chain is missing.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
038043
45 Temp: Batch Number
038 | 043
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0009061
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
3447
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9061
:MED : Metal
:HS : none
:NNO : 555-7,21
:MH : 139 mm
:MW : 105 mm
:MAT : Silver ## Structure: cut ## Decoration: engraved ## Inscription: engraved ## Bonding: soldered
:RG : A.A. (O.E.) 6.1992
:CO : The arch is partly broken and two corners are missing. One hole is located in the middle of the upper part of the arch, the chain is missing.
:AQ : The Kiev Collection
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Ariella Amar 6.1992 49a
50 Researcher O.E. 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a