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(VII) Img. ID: 4305 Torah finials , , Turkey, 1864 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah finials | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah finials
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1864
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Ottoman Empire
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Turkey
| ?
8 Community Italian
9 Collection Turkey | Istanbul | Sc_016
| 4
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Priestly Blessing
Five branched or three branched menorah |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The finial is in a shape of prismatic tower and comprised of a shaft, a body, a head and an apex.

The shaft is cylindrical, smoothed and is mounting on a round, raised and concaved smoothed base. It bears an inscription in square full letters which reads:

נדבת דניאל פירנאנדי סדיאס##שנת התרכ"ד## 4681.

"The donation of Daniel Firnandi Sadias## The year 5624##1864"

The body is a parismatic tower of diminishing sizemounted over a base.

 The base is a compressed globe decorated with a whorl of leaves topped by a band of medallions. The medallions are formed by a wavy ribbon inhabited with a flower.A whorl of leaves radiates from the base between pairs of medallions.Each leaf is topped by a ring from which hangs down a chain with a bell. The upper part of the body comprised of two tiers of six facets each.

The tiers are devided by three balustrades of six facets each.Each tier facet is decorated with two corner columns carring an arch. The arch is mounted on a balustrade of undulating units. An enlarged headstone bridges between the archivault and the upper part of the facet. It is decorated with a patern of leaves and the area to it's both sides is decorated with a foliate motif in an open work. Each arch has in its center one of the Sanctury Implements, one of the high priest garments or implements or a decorative motive - each mounted on a divergent c-scroll stand.

 In the first tier depicted: The altar of sacrifice, incense censer, high priest robe, rounded top tablets of the covenant with the beginning of the ten commandements, a hand pouring a liquide from a laver, five branchs menorah. In the second tier depicted: cluster of grapes with leaves, arc of the covenant with the cherubim, bonnet /mitter, philacteries, a vase with flowers, Priestly blessing. Each one of the three balustrades is decorated with a patern of running wave /spiral.

 Three hooks are attached to the balustrade of the second tier.

There are three bells, each hangs from a chain attached to an hook. The head is comprised of a tappering concaved round base topped by a squeezed globular unit. The lower part of the base and the dome of the globular shape are decorated with a whorl of leaves.

 The head is topped by an apex in a shape of a bud.

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
041 | 063
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

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