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(VII) Img. ID: 4452 Torah shield, , Eastern Europe, 17?? edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah shield | Unknown
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 17??
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Europe | Eastern Europe
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| 151 (DM 2129)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law
Priestly Blessing
Crown
Menorah (central element of heraldic composition)
Two lions
Columns
Two birds |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 554-34
19a Scan No.
20 Description The Torah shield is rectangular with a semicircular arch at the top. It consists only of a plate. A seven-branched menorah with all lights kindled is depicted in the center of the shield. Its branches are formed by a recurring leaf pattern and the shaft is composed of foliate scrolls. Two rampant regardant lions which extend their tongues, flank the menorah. The Tables of the Covenant, inscribed with the opening words of the Ten Commandments, are located above the menorah. Above the Tablets is a pair of hands in a gesture of priestly blessing, surmounted by a crown. An inscription in square filled letters which surmounts the crown reads: קדש )לה'(, "Dedicated (to the Lord)". Two flying regardant eagles flank the crown. The inner wing of each one joins with the inscription to form a concave arch over the crown. Two columns with twining vines flank the entire composition, and a vase surmounts the Corinthian capital of each column. A curtain decorated with a foliate motif and hung with six tassels serves as a backdrop. It falls from the base of the crown and is attached to the outer wing of each bird. Tassels also hang from the sides of the Tablets and the upper corners of the shield. A band with a pattern of alternating circles and rectangles frames 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
Silver
25a Material Structure cut
25b Material Decoration repousse, engraved
25c Material Bonding soldered
25d Material Inscription chased
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 200 mm
26b Length
26c Width 144 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
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The right side of the shield is badly damaged and pieces of the frame are missing.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
043010
45 Temp: Batch Number
043 | 010
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0009258
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4452
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9258
:MED : Metal
:MW : 144 mm
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter P.F. (S.H.) 6.1992 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 1st editing by Inez - Corrected by M.T. 16.4.1997 54a
55 Donor 55a