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(VII) Img. ID: 43202 Torah shield, Field documentation, Odessa, 1883 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah shield | Unknown
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail Field documentation
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1883
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Russian Empire
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine | Odes'ka obl. | Odessa
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2086
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law (central element of heraldic composition)
Two lions
Two birds |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S116938
20 Description The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch. It consists of a plate.## An arched facade supported by two columns is depicted in the centre. Tables of the covenant supported by two rampant regardant lions are depicted within the facade. The Tables are inscribed with the first words of the ten commandments, five on each side. A dedicatory inscription surrounds the Tables, written in square filled letters it reads from right to left: "לזכרון## נשמת אשה## מרת שרה בת שנאור## אשת גרשון## בערעזאן ## שנפטרה כ' ימים בחודש אדר ר' )ב'?( ## בשנת תרמ'ג לפק" ## "In memory of the soul of the woman Mrs. Sarah, daughter of Shneor wife of Gershon Berezon who died on the twentieth day of the month of Adar 2(?) the year 5643 (1883)" A rectangular plaque, at the bottom of the shield bears the date. A crown is located in the arch atop the Tables. A head of an eagle with spread wings emerge from behind the crown. A curtain drapes from the crown into the facade. Two regardant peacocks stand on the arched facade and flank the crown. Two columns decorated with vertical grooves flank the facade. Each column stands on a square base decorated with a flower and supports a flame atop their capital. The ground in the arch and base bear a diamond grid pattern decorated with a flower. The base of the shield is wavy. The shield is framed with a band decorated with a repeating dot pattern.
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
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