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(VII) Img. ID: 4352 Torah shield, , Wrocław (Breslau), 1800 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Torah shield | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1800
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Poland | Dolnośląskie (Lower Silesian) Voivodeship | Wrocław (Breslau)
| ?
8 Community Ashkenazi
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9 Collection Poland | Cracow (Kraków) | Sc_003
| 14
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law
Moses and Aaron
Crown
Columns |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 28.8.1991
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 506-29 (object) 507-3-5 (hallmark)
19a Scan No.
20 Description The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semicircular arch. It consists of a plate. In the center are depicted the Tablets of the Covenant inscribed with the opening words of the Decalouge, five on each side. The tables are flanked by the figures of Aaron on right and of Moses on left (12538). Surmounting the Tablets is a cartouche with flowers extending from it's border, it bears an inscription written in square filled letters and it reads: "י-ה-ו-ה"## "?? ??" Flowering branches extend from the cartouche. A surmounting crown is located in the arch. It consists of a foliate and openwork oval pattern. Two similar, smaller crowns flank the cartouche. Two spiral columns flank the lower motif. Their square bases consist of a tablet flower surmounting an inscription of the date written in square outline letters. It reads from the right: "תקס ## לפק"## "[5]560 (1800)" The tablets are mounted over a blank rectangular cartouche. A beaded band frames the the shield. There are three holes for a hanging chain, located at each upper corner and at the top of the arch.
 
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: cut, hammered ## Decoration: repousse, chased, cast ## Bondings: 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 312 mm
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
There are three hallmarks
1. Unidentified motif within a circular frame.
2. The hallmark depicts the letter: "M" within a round frame. It is an unidentified hallmark
The hallmarks depicts the letters G,W, mounted over the letter H within a heart shaped frame. 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
This shield is similar to shield I.J.A. 8665 J.H.I. and shares I.J.A. 11847, Ein Harod. The unclear hallmark #1 perhaps depicts a bearded man framed by a circle. This is the city hallmark for Breslau between the years 1761-1775. c.f. Hintze, 20.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Good condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
042010
45 Temp: Batch Number
042 | 010
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0012509
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4352
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.12509
:MED : Metal
:MW : 245 mm
:LN : ENG

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Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter S.H. 25.7.94 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a