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(VII) Img. ID: 4350 Torah crown , , Ukraine, 1868 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah crown | Unknown
3a Object Torah crown
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1868
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 1032
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Foliate and floral ornaments
Griffin |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 7.1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 597-9, 10
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The two leveled silver Torah crown consists of a main part, a crest and an apex. Each level is composed of a base and arms.

The lower level as the main part, has a coronet like base, composed of a circumferal band which is topped by a repeating palmette pattern. The band bears four medallions which bear an inscription written in square filled letters, they read: "כתר תורה## כתר כהונה## כתר מלכות" )אבות ד יג(## "הגביר ר' )רבי( ישראל##בערין שטיין##שנת תרכ"ח##בחודש תשרי"## "The crown of the Low, the crown of Priesthood, the crown of Kingship" (Mishnah Avot 4:13). "The man of substance, Rabbi Israel Berenshtein, the year [5]628 (1868), the month Tishrei." A lion and griffin flank alternating medallions and the remaining two are flanked by a foliate scroll.

Six arms that widen in the centre, extend from alternating palmettes and are attached to the base. Each arm has a bird in its centre, framed by a medallion and is decorated with a scroll of flowers and leaves. The arms are joined together on top by a concave smooth unit that support the crest. The base consists of radiating petals and it is surmounted by a repeating diamond pattern. The crest repeats the shape of the main part and is topped by a cut dome with a base of radiating petals. A bell hangs below the dome between the arms.

The apex is a bird with spread wings standing on a floral circlet.

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, cut ## Decoration: chased, engraved, punched, ##Bonding: screwed, ##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 399mm
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 162mm
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
There are two hallmarks. 1. The figures "12" in a square frame. This is a quality hallmark from Eastern Europe.
2. The figures "?82" in a square frame, part of an unidentified 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
From the Kiev collection.
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
042 | 008
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.10274
:MED : Metal
:DER : 7284-II1e

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter A.A. (S.H.) 7.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a