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(VII) Img. ID: 43109 Torah shield of Hevra Kaddisha in Lakhovtsy, Inscription, Galicia, 1805 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah shield of Hevra Kaddisha in Lakhovtsy | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield | *Torah shield also called: | Tas (Torah shield)
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail Inscription
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1805
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Galicia
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8 Community Belarus | Lyakhavichy (Lachowicze, Lechovich, Lechowitz)
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9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2124
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Cow
Columns
Deer
Flower
Coronet
Two lions
Grapes
Crown (central element of heraldic composition)
Two bulls |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 551-9
19a Scan No. S064467
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with an arch. It consists of a plate.

The decoration is arranged simmetricaly on both sides of a central axis. In the center it depicts the Tables of the Covenant that bears the begining of the ten commandnents, iscribed intermittently on the right table and on the left table. The tables are flanked on the sides by a pattern of rhombus net and scroll, and they are supported by a rectangular plaque which is mounted on two cows connected by the rear part of the body. The plaque is inscribed with dedicatory inscription in square linear letters:

זה הטס שייך להחורה [חברה] קדישא דק"ק [קהילת קודש] לעחוויץ / שנת תקסה ל זה השירה פרות אמרו: מזמור שיר ליום חדש כי נפלאת עשה הושיעה לו ימינו וזרע קדשו [תהילים צ"ח א]

"This Torah shield belongs to the Hevra Qadisha (burial society) of the holy community of Lakhovits the year (5)565 (1805). This is the song that the cows said: O sing unto the Lord a new song for he hath done marvellous things his rihgt hand, and his holy arm" (Ps. 98:1).

The inscription is hidden by a protruding coronet of akanthus leaves. From the centre of the coronet emerges an arm with a deer and a stem of flowers that hides the Tablets of the Covenant. The central elements are flanked by two columns decorated with floral scrolls that twist around them. Each column is flanked by the pattern of a rhomboied net and leavs and on top of each column is a lion, satant and regardant. A wine scroll with clusters of grapes emerge from each column. On the central upper part, between the lion's heads, is a bascket of fruits mounted by two picking birds. A stem of leavs and flowers emerges from the bascket. All thiese motives are hidden by a protruding central crown decorated with leaves in differnent pattern. The shield is framed by a band of flowers and leaves and has an external separated frame of akanthus leaves.

 
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
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
43109
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
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