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(VII) Img. ID: 3449 Torah shield, , Poland, 1880 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Torah shield | Unknown
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1880
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 7429
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law (central element of heraldic composition)
Two lions
Eagle, double-headed displayed
Magen David
Vase with flowers |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 554-28, 555-33 (hallmarks)
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch. It consists of a plate.

A rectangular plaque terminating with a semiciricular arch is depicted in the center. It bears the opening words of the ten commandments. An inscription in the arch follows the curve of its frame, the square outline letters read: "כתר תורה" "Torah crown"

The plaque is flanked by two lions, rampant regardant and surmounted by a double headed eagle. A crest in its center bears an inscription written in square filled letters which read: "קל כ' ]כנשר["## "Light as [an eagle]"##

The eagle is topped by solomon's seal crested by a two leafed bud. A potted plant is located below the plaque its flowering branches fill the lower half of the plaque and encircle the lions. An inscription written in square filled letters is written at the base of the shield, it reads: "לשנת##תרמ##לפק"## "The year 5740 (1880)"

The base of the shield is scalloped and the frame consists of of a solid band with a "C" scroll in the arch. The edges are undulating. There are two rings located at the back for the hanging chain.

 
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 ##Structure: cut##Decoration: repousee, engraved, punched ## ##Bonding: soldered##
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 245 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
There are two hallmarks located at the frontal base of the shield. 1. The hallmark depicts the cipher 12 in a square frame with cut edges. This is Polish quality hallmark of the 18th-19th c. c.f. Lileyko p. 99 no. 82, Lepzsy p. 354, no.
342. 2. The cipher 1880 in a rectangular frame, this is an unidentified 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 condition.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
038045
45 Temp: Batch Number
038 | 045
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0009772
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
3449
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9772
:MED : Metal
:MW : 180 mm
:LN : ENG

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