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(VII) Img. ID: 4456 Torah shield , , Kyiv (Kiev), 1875-1900? 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 1875-1900?
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine | Kyivs'ka obl. | Kyiv (Kiev)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2275
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tablets of the Law
Two lions
Priestly Blessing
Tablets of the Law (central element of heraldic composition) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 27.6.92
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 550-2,558-13
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular undulating arch. The Tables of the Covenant are depicted in the center, and inscribed with the opening words of the Decalogue. They are flanked by rampant lions,facing backwards and revealing their tongues. The upper part bears hands forming the priestly blessing surmounted by a crown. An inscription surrounds the undulating edges, written in full square letters and reads: "למזכרת עולם לרה"ח )ראש החבורה(חסד משה הג')גאון( ר' מאיר ב"ר)בן הרב(יעקב הלוי גרעביץ עם אשתו הצנועה מרת גנסה". "For eternal memory of the head of the society Hesed Moshe, Gaon Rabbi Meir son of r. Yaakov Halevi Grevitz with his modest wife Mrs. Gnesa".

A flower is located below the tablets from which stems a flowering branch on either side.

The Torah shield is framed by a raised line. Two rings are attached at the Shields' backside supporting a chain.

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 silver##Structure: Cut##Decoration: repousse, punched, engraved## 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 126mm
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
Two hallmarks are stamped on the front side of the shield below the hands.
1.The hallmark depicts the archangel Michael on the right and the cypher:"84" on the left within an oval frame. The angel is a mark of Kiev and is combined with a russian quality hallmark. It was used in the last quarter of the 19th c.
Cf. Postnikova-Losseva, p.165, no. 576. 2. The hallmark depicts the Cyrillic initials: "IZ" (Lat.) within a rectangle. It is probably a hallmark of an unidentified artist.
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
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p.157, no.49.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
043 | 014
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.7952
:MED : Metal
:MW : 102 mm

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