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(VII) Img. ID: 4331 Torah finials , , Unknown, edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Unknown |
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 7304, 7305
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Aquarius (Bucket), Zodiac Sign of Shvat |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 599- 22-32
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The tower shaped finials consist of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The cylindrical shaft is smooth and is encircled at the bottom by a ring. The cylindrical tower shaped body is composed of four tiers and surmounts a bowl shaped base decorated with a row of leaves radiating from the center. The base supports an eight faceted unit decorated in openworked diamonds.

The two lower tiers bear three open arches each. Each finial bears different motifs of the same subject. The first tier depicts various zodiac signs (9277). The second tier of each finial depicts the tables of covenant flanked by animals (9407), and bear various vegetal motifs, eagles, and a ram rampant regardant on either side of a tree. An arch with a bucket with flowers may be found on the same level. The order of the motifs on the second finial is different.

Each cut out arch has a hole above it for a bell. The third tier is a smooth concave unit topped by a final tier composed of openworked garlands surmounted by a dome composed of leaves radiating from the center.

The dome is surmounted by an apex shaped like a pelican with a hole in its beak for a bell.

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
Silver ##Structure:hammered, raised, ##Decoration: chased, cut, punched, engraved##Bonding: soldered##Inscription: engraved
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 330mm (Overall)
61mm (Shaft)
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 69mm (Overall)
40mm (Shaft)
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
There are arches that are scratched on but not cut and there are arches cut into motifs, these were probably cut later and therefore are not cut in the correct place.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
From the Odessa collection
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Top part broken and motifs unclear. Bells are missing.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
041 | 089
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9268
:MED : Metal
:DER : 3003-I?
3003-## Heraldi

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter A.A. (G.I.) 2.7.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a