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(VII) Img. ID: 43590 Ziz from Elisavetgrad, Field documentation, Ukraine, 1873 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Ziz from Elisavetgrad | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield | *Torah shield also called: | Ziz (Torah shield)
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail Field documentation
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1873
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Russian Empire
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine
8 Community Ukraine | Elisavetgrad (now Kirovohrad/Kirovograd)
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2128
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law
Two lions
Medallion with inscription (central element of heraldic composition )
Two birds |
14 Category
17 Photographer Unknown
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S117206
20 Description

The Torah shield is a rectangular surmounted by a trapezoidic arch. It consists of a plate and movable indicatory plaques. The shield is decorates with an architectural facade.

Rounded Tables of the Covenant are depicted in the center, bearing the beginning words of the Ten Commandments, five on each side, and flanked by two flying birds.

A box for four movable indicatory plaques is placed below the Tables, framed by a wavy band. The four plaques bear inscriptions in square filled letters, which read:

”Rosh Hashanah”, “Yom Kipur”, “The three pilgrimage festivals” and “Sabbath”. 

A medallion is depicted under the box, supported by two salient guardant lions with elevated tails. The medallion bears a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters, which read:

זה / הציץ נדר ר' / יודל ב"ר [בן רבי] קלנטס / ז"ל [זכרונו לברכה] שנפטר ג י"ט י"ם[?] / בחודש אייר שנת תר-/ל"ג לפק עם זי"ג[זוגתו] טאבא / בת ר' אליעזר ז"ל לב/הכ"ן [לבית הכנסת] דפה יאליסוו/ עטגראד

“This / shield (Ziz) was vowed by Rabbi / Yudel son of rabbi Klantes / of blessed memory, who passed away on Tuesday 19th / in the month of Iyar, year [5] 633 (26.5.1873) / with his wife Tova / the daughter of Rabbi Eliezer, of blessed memory, to the Synagogue / of this place Yelizavetgrad”.

Two twisted columns are depicted on the sides, supporting the arch. The columns are mounted over rectangular bases and topped by capitals with floral decoration.

A crown is depicted within a concave arch, surmounting the Tables and surrounded by a foliate decoration.

The trapezoidic arch is framed on top by a smooth band with scalloped edges.

The rectangle is framed with a band decorated with foliate scrolls.

Two rings, for inserting a chain, are attached to the back of the shield. 

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 Ariella Amar 1992 49a
50 Researcher Riki Morginstin 1999 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head Ariella Amar 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a