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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Bril, Yaacov, 1993

The ovoid silver rimon consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.The shaft is cylindrical and tapering upwards and it bears a ring on bottom. The body consists of two identical hemispherical parts attached together horizontally by two flattened rings adornated with geometrical patterns from which are hung six chains supporting acorn like bells. One rimon bears two dedicatory inscriptions within cartouches framed by dotted rims.Both inscriptions start with the words "A Golden Bell and a Pomegranate"(Ex.28:34), written in square filled letters and continue as follows:

"זה הרמון היקד")הקדישה(##מרים בת##דוד אשת##נינוח בבה"כ)בבית הכנסת(##של כריל##יע"א)יהי עימה אלוהים(" "פעמון##זהב##ורמון##ח"##לחודש##אדר שנת##תרנ"ה##לפ"ק"

"This Rimon (pomegranate) was dedicated by Miriam daugter of David, the wife of Ninoach to the synagogue of Kareli, may the Lord be with her." "The 8th of Adar the year(5) 755 (= 1895)"

The same Rimon bears four depictions of birds in different positions within cartouches framed by vegetal motifs. The second rimon has no inscriptions. Its decorations appear within six trapezoid frames each depicting a bird in a different position.The framing bands are decorated with dots. The apex of the second Rimon has a dotted circular base, while both of them stem out of an amphoric pattern and form a decorative lili opening upwards in a drop like shape.

Name/Title
Torah finials | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1895
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver##Structure:cut, raised, cast##Decoration: repousee, engraved, punched##Bondings:screwed, soldered.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
350mm(overall), 200mm(shaft)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
75mm(overall), 22mm(shaft)
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
There are two halmarks which are stamped together or in singleness on the shaft's ring, on the shaft, on the lower and upper part of the body and on the apex.##1. The hallmark depicts the cyphers: '84' and coat of arms
within an elliptical frame. This was the city hallmark of Tiflis (Gruzyia) in the years 1887-1899.## cf. Postnikova - Losseva, p. 250, fig. 3609.
2. The hallmark depicts the cyrillic letters: 'CA'(SA). This is a hallmark of an unknown artist that worked in Tiflis and known after 1908.##cf. Postnikova- Losseva, p. 250, fig. 3641.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The finials were brought from Tiflis(private coll.?/Mus.?/Syn.?)
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
בית התפוצות, בארץ גיזת הזהב, עמ' 061, תמונה 061
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Documenter
| Y.B. 1.1993
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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