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(VII) Img. ID: 4354 Torah shield, , Unknown, 1808 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Torah shield | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield | *Torah shield also called: | Tas (Torah shield)
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1808
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 2109 (CJA no.103)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Priestly Blessing |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 30.6.92
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 555-9
19a Scan No. 042012
20 Description

The silver Torah Shield is rectangular terminating with a semicircular arch. It consists of a plate. Its centre depicts a medallion which bears a pair of cuffed blessing hands with divided fingers. The medallions frame consists of a repeating row of diamonds, each bearing a single two leafed flower. A dedicatory inscription begins in the arch above the medallion and continues below. The square filled letters above the medallion read: כ]ה] תברכו את בני ישראל אמור להם (ייו ייפ אוי לפא ולש (במדבר ו:32 ואש עבי וא (לפ"ק (לפרט קטן "On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them." (Num. 6:23) Some of the abbreviations are from Num. 6:24-26. The abbreviated verses numerical value equals the year [5]548 (1808). Below the medallion the inscription reads: " שרה לאה בת מיכל הכהן." "Sarah Leah daughter of Mikhal Hacohen." A solid band frames the shield.

Note by V. Levin: This object appears in a photogpraph of the exposition of the Jewish Museum in Petrograd/Leningrad, see Первый евррейский музей в России (СПб: Петербургская Иудаика, 2009), с. 15.

 
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
25a Material Structure cut
25b Material Decoration cast, stamped
25c Material Bonding soldered, nailed
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 124 mm
26b Length
26c Width 60 mm
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
none
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
The abbreviated verses numerical value equals the year [5]548 (1808).
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection.

Remark by Vladimir Levin, 1.8.2014: The object appears in the photograph taken in the Jewish Museum in Petrograd, that means that it was aquired by Shlomo An-sky during his expeditions (1912-1914). See Valerii Dymshits, Pervyi evreiskii musei v Rossii (St. Petersburg: Center St. Petersburg Judaica, 2009), page 15, fig. 4.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
A piece from the arch is missing and the frame is broken on the left.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Aleksandr Kantsedikas, Elena Volkovinskaia, Tat’iana Romanovskaia, Silver (series Masterpieces of Jewish Art) ([Moscow], [1990]), plate 36. Valerii Dymshits, Pervyi evreiskii musei v Rossii; an exhibition catalog in the series Fotoarkhiv ekspeditsii An-skogo: Volyn’, Podolia, Kievshchina, 1912–1914 (St. Petersburg: Center St. Petersburg Judaica, 2009), page 15, fig. 4.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
042012
45 Temp: Batch Number
042 | 012
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0009229
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4354
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9229
:MED : Metal
:HS : none
:NNO : 555-9
:MH : 124 mm
:MW : 60 mm
:MAT : Silver ## Structure: cut ## Decoration: cast, stamped## Inscription: engraved ## Bonding: soldered, nailed.
:RG : A.A. (S.H.) 6.1992
:CO : A piece from the arch is missing and the frame is broken on the left.
:AQ : The Kiev Collection
:REM : The abbreviated verses numerical value equals the year [5]548 (1808).
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter A.A. (S.H.) 6.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a