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(VII) Img. ID: 4263 Torah crown , , Galicia, 1797 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah crown | Unknown
3a Object Torah crown
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1797
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Galicia
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 1027
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Griffin |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 7.1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 598-(5-17)
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The two tiered Torah crown consists of a main section, a crest and an apex.

The round coronet-like base is comprised of a wide band with a wavy rim that projects out and is surmounted by palmettes. The base bears alternating foliate-framed medallions and cartouches supported by bears, lions and griffins. Each medallion and cartouche bears a zodiac sign. The rest of the base is decorated with foliate scrolls. Six arms are attached to the base between the palmettes and converge at the base of the crest. Each arm bears a Zodiac sign (8713) amongst the foliate scrolls. The crown-like crest consists of a coronet-shape base and four arms. The base has a wavy edges, is decorated with foliate scrolls, and bears an inscription in squa re filled letters in partially closed cartouches that reads: כתר כהונה ##כתר מלכות##כתר שם טוב##כתר תורה## בשנת תקנ"ז לפ"ק "The crown of priesthood, the royal crown, the crown of a good name the crown of Torah (Avot 4:13),in the year (5)597 (1797)"

Every other arm has a foliate decoration. A depiction of the Priestly blessing is situated above the inscription "The crown of priesthood", while the date is under the inscription "The crown of Torah".

An apex in the shape of a bunch of leaves surmounts the Torah crown.

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, gilt##Structure:cut##Decoration: punched##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 390mm
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 182mm
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
From the Kiev collection.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
cf Wien, Kunshis. Mus., Thora, p. 70, pl.5
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
041 | 022
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.8711
:MED : Metal
:DER : 3003

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter A.A. (N.Y.) 7.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a