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(VII) Img. ID: 49813 Torah Ark in Menahem Zion Synagogue , Description, Saluzzo, 17?? edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah Ark in Menahem Zion Synagogue | Unknown
3a Object Torah ark
3b Object Detail Description
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 17??
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Piedmont | Saluzzo
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8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Unknown |
10 Location Israel | Jerusalem
| Old City, Ha-yehudim St.
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Menorah
Shewbread table
Altar of Incense
Torah, Moses receiving the |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 20.2.1986
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 245-8
19a Scan No. S115773
20 Description
 
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 carved, sawed
25b Material Decoration painted in green, bordeaux, gold and brown. Interior cover of industrial bordeaux velvet
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription carved, painted
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 296 cm
26b Length
26c Width 123 cm
26d Depth 57 cm
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
The community of Saluzzo, in Piemonte, was established in the 15C., flourished during in the following years, and built its synagogue in the 18C. This Torah^ark was used by the community until the Holocaust, during which the community and its synagogue were destroyed. According to the gabbai, Menachem Perlman, the ark was originally used by aristocrats as a liquor cabinet, and was later converted into a Torah^ark. The paintings were added to suit this secondary usage.
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
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
8926
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
49813
48 Temp: Addenda

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Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a