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(VII) Img. ID: 42788 Torah crown, Description, Kyiv (Kiev), 1882-1892 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Torah crown | Unknown
3a Object Torah crown
3b Object Detail Description
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1882-1892
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine | Kyivs'ka obl. | Kyiv (Kiev)
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8 Community Ashkenazi
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9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 3266
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird
Eagle, double-headed displayed
Crown of Law (Crown of Torah)
Crown of Priesthood
Crown of Kingship
Lion
Eagle
Deer |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S116670
20 Description

The three leveled silver Torah crown consists of a main part, a crest and an apex. Each level is composed of a base and arms. The lower level as the main part, has a coronet like base, composed of a circumferal band topped by a row of dots which is surmounted by flowers and leaves The band bears six cartouches which are read in a clockwise order. Three of the cartouches depict animals and they alternate with three bearing an inscription. The animals depicted are: a deer, a double headed eagle and a lion. The inscription is written in square filled letters and it reads: "כתר תורה##כתר כהונה## כתר מלכות" "The crown of the Law, the crown of Priesthood, the crown of Kingship" (Mishnah Avot 4:13). Foliate scrolls fill the space between the cartouches.## Six arms that widen in the center are attached to the base between the surmounting flowers. Each arm has a ram's head at the bottom and is decorated with a foliate scroll. The arms are joined together by a smooth concave unit. A spread winged bird perched on a cut globe is located at the top of each arm. Between each arm a flower surrounded by leaves and a bell is hanged from the concave unit. Six arms in the shape of rampant regardant lions emerge from a concave unit with wavy edges and support the crest. The crown shape crest surmounts a concave base. The upper crown repeats the shape of the main part. Bells hang from between the arms of the second and third levels. The apex is a spread winged bird perched on a floral circlet holding a bell in its beak.

 
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
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
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
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
10178
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
42788
48 Temp: Addenda

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Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a