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(VII) Img. ID: 3456 Torah shield, , Ukraine, 1859 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 1859
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Russian Empire
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2097
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Priestly Blessing
Vase with scrolls
Tablets of the Law (central element of heraldic composition) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 555-1
19a Scan No.
20 Description The silver Torah shield is square and terminates with a semi circular arch.  It consists of a plaque. The Tables of the Covenant are depicted in the center and are inscribed with the opening words of the ten commandments. A pair of blessing hands surmounts the tablets. The tablets rest on a semicircular arch under which is a rectangular plaque that bears a dedicatory inscription in square outline letters which read: שייך לר' (לרבי) יצחק בן דוד הלוי אים אשתו מ נחמה שנת תריט "Belongs to Isaac son of David Halevi with his wife Mrs Nehama, the year [5]619 (1859)." Two flowering plants in bowl shaped vases with a square base flank the composition. Their top branch extends up into the arch and follows its curve. A crown located between the two branches surmounts the composition. The frame consists of a foliate scroll band which joins to a foliate scroll which frames the arch. Two globular knobs are attached to the top of either upper corner.
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
Structure: Cut##Decoration: repousse,punched,engraved. ##Inscription: engraved##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 178mm
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
Pieces of the frame are broken off, the left knob and the chain are missing, there is a hole in the center right of the plaque.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
038 | 052
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9206
:MED : Metal
:MW : 156 mm

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