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(VII) Img. ID: 4450 Torah crown , , Galicia, 1825-1875? edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Torah crown | Unknown
3a Object Torah crown
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1825-1875?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Galicia
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 7263 (CJA No 62)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Foliate and floral ornaments
Isaac, Sacrifice of
Jacob's dream (Ladder and angels)
Moses
David as musician
Solomon
Menorah |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 7.1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 560-(18-24)
19a Scan No. 043008
20 Description The double tiered Torah crown consists of a main section, a crest and an apex. The main section is comprised of a base and arms. The coronet like base is composed of a round band surmounted by six arches decorated with acanthus leaves on the edges. Biblical scenes and figures are depicted below each arch, starting in a clockwise order: The sacrifice of Isaac (9668), Jacob's dream (9669), Aaron, Moses (9670), David, Solomon (9671). C scrolls and leaves surround the figures and a basket of fruit and a bird are placed alternatly between them. Six arms radiate from the base, between the arches. Each arm is decorated with a foliate stem and they converge at the base of the crest. Birds and deer are attached to the meeting point of the arms and the crest. The canopy-like crest is decorated with vertical bands of alternating motifs. It terminates in a dome which is surmounted by a vase-shaped apex, of which one leaf still exists.
 
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, gilded ##Structure: cut, hammered, cast## Decoration: cast##Bonding: screwed, nailed, soldered
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 285mm
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 180mm
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
A similar Torah crown inscribed with the date 1818 exists in the Jewish Museum in London. Cf. Gutman, Sanctuary, 1983, p.29, pl. XXVIIIb.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
From the Odessa collection.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
Two deer and one bird are missing from the crest and the apex is partly broken.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
cf. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), p.64, no.3.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
043008
45 Temp: Batch Number
043 | 008
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0009667
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4450
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9667
:MED : Metal
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter P.F. (M.T.) 7.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a