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(VII) Img. ID: 43298 Torah shield, , Lublin, 1800-1849? edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah shield | Unknown
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1800-1849?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Lublin Voivodeship | Lublin
| ?
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2123
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Serpent (Snake)
Musical Instruments |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 553-21
19a Scan No. S064551
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a wavy top. 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 five on each side. A lion and a unicorn support the tablets from the sides. The rampant animals hold them with their front legs. Above the tablets is an elliptic openning framed by a wreath, and surmounted by an open-winged eagle. On both sides of the shield are two columns with crown-like capitals and square bases. Two snakes with griphon head twist around the columns. They lay their heads on the bases and face each other. Between the bases are musical instruments intertwined with leavs. In the center is depicted a drum flanked on right by three trumpets, and on left by a violin and a mandoline. A dedicatory inscription is inscribed on each of the colomns's base. Hardly seen it is read:

"מרישא##אשת##משה##כובאוו)?(" "Marisha the wife of Moses, Kubav(?)".

Two holes are pierced on each side of the opening at the top of the shield. Probably used to hang the chain.

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