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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1991
The Torah finial now consists of only a body. The body is composed of two openworked compressed globes of diminishing size, each surmounted by a concave unit. The lower globe,which is supported by a base decorated with petalled leaves, depicts the Four Animals (8829), each framed by a double foliate scroll. The upper globe depicts six of the Zodiac signs (8816) surounded by double foliate scrolls. Small cast branches with leaves are attached to the smooth connecting units.
Name/Title
Torah finial with Zodiac signs and Four animals | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah finials | *Torah finials also called: | Rimonim (Torah finials)
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1895-1896?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver partly gilded##Structure: spun, cast##Decoration: stamped, cast##Bonding: soldered
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
300mm (body)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
118mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The shaft and the upper part are missing. The matching finial on which the rest of the zodiac signs were probably depicted, is missing.
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Four hallmarks are stamped on the object.##1. The hallmark depicts a galloping horse with a rider holding a sword ready to strike, within an octagon frame. This is a city hallmark, probably Vilna in the years 1895-1896, Postnikova-
Losseva, p.153, no.170.##2. The hallmark depicts the cyrillic initials "A.K" (in latin) above a line with the date 18?? under it. This is an unidentified assay mark, Postnikova-Losseva, p.128-129.
3. The hallmark depicts the Cyphers 84 within an octagon frame. This is a Russian quality mark used in the 18-19th c. Postnikova-Losseva, p.148, no.12.
4. The hallmark depicts the cyrillic initials: "SH.B" (in latin). These initials indicate an unidentified artist.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
For a similar example see IJA no.8641
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
cf. W. Nar. Mus., Judaica, 1993, p. 60, f.60.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| A.A. (M.T.) 8.1991
Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
041028