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(VII) Img. ID: 3472 Ziz from Elisavetgrad, , Ukraine, 1873 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Ziz from Elisavetgrad | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield | *Torah shield also called: | Ziz (Torah shield)
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1873
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Russian Empire
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2128
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law
Two lions
Columns
Crown
Medallion with inscription (central element of heraldic composition )
Two birds
Sacred façade |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 547-32, 550-20,21, 551-27
19a Scan No.
20 Description The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a trapezoidic arch. It consists of a main plate and movable plaques. The decoration is set within an architectural facade and is composed of two parts.## The lower part depicts in its centre the Tables of the covenant inscribed with the beginning of the ten commandments, five on each side. Two open-winged birds flank the Tables which are supported by a rectangular opening that contains four movable plaques. ##Below the opening is a medallion bearing a dedicatory inscription, in square letters on nine lines which reads: "זה##הציץ נדר ר' ##יורל ב"ר )בן רבי( קלנטס##ז"ל )זכרונו לברכה( שנפטר ג י"ט י"ם)?(##בחודש אייר שנת תר-##ל"ג לפק עם זי"ג)זוגתו( טאבא##בת ר' אליעזר ז"ל לב-## הכ"ן )לבית הכנסת( דפה יאליסוו-##עטגראד". "This Ziz (Plate) is made, in fulfilment of the vow of Rabbi Iurel son of Rabbi Klentes of blessed memory, who passed away on Tuesday 19 (?) in the month of Iyar the year (5)633 (26.5.1873), with his wife Tova daughter of Rabbi Eliezer of blessed memory, to the synagogue of Yelizavetgrad."## The medallion is supported by a pair of human-faced sejant guardant lions. The lions legs are partly covered by a cloth. Behind each lion is a column decorated with twisted lines surmounted by a capital of acanthus leaves. The columns support the upper band of a frame decorated with foliate scrolls which surrounds the lower part of the shield.## The trapezodic upper part depicts in it centre a crown decorated with a pattern of diamonds and dots. The crown is supported and surrounded by foliate scrolls and it surmounts the Tables of the covenant.## The borders of the upper part are serrated. Each of the rectangular movable^plaques bears the name of a feast, inscribed in square filled letters as follows: "ראש השנה##יום כפור##שלש רגלים##שבת" "Rosh Hashanah (New Year)##Yom Kipur (Day of Atonement)##Three pilgrimages##Shabbath"## Rings are attached to the back of the shield.
 
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, raised##Decoration: repousse##Bonding:soldered, folded## Inscription: 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 200mm
26b Length
26c Width 142 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
The town Yelizavetgrad is placed in the Kiev region. Its name was changed to Kirovograd after World War II.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The chain is missing
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
cf. Masterpieces (silver), Moscow, 1992, pl.47.##Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p. 141, no.40.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
038068
45 Temp: Batch Number
038 | 068
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007966
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
3472
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.7966
:MED : Metal
:DER : 7284-I2a
7284-II1g
7284-III1a
7284-III1g
7284-III2c
:RG : A.A. (M.T.) 6.1992
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Ariella Amar 1992 49a
50 Researcher Riki Morginstin 1999 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a