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(VII) Img. ID: 6688 Amud, , Vilnius (Vilna, Wilno), 1860 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Amud | Unknown
3a Object Amud
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1860
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Lithuania | Vilnius County | Vilnius (Vilna, Wilno)
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8 Community Ashkenazi
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9 Collection Lithuania | Vilnius | The Vilna Gaon State Jewish Museum
| VZM 1001 (CJA no.5)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Bird
Crown of Law (Crown of Torah)
Tablets of the Law
Two lions
Columns |
14 Category
17 Photographer Kheifetz, Michael
18 Photograph Date 1993
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The brass back wall of the Reader's^Desk is rectangular and terminates with an undulating arched-top. The back wall is decorated symmetrically on both sides of a central axis, in the shape of a two-storied facade. At the lower storey four columns support three arches. In the widest central arch, there is an inscription in square and filled letters which read:

"שויתי##יהוה ##לנגדי תמיד"

"I have set the Lord always before me" (Ps. 16:8)

Each pair of columns support an architrave like element which indicates the second storey. On its upper cental part is the Tablets^of^the^Covenant, inscribed with the beginning of the ten commandments, five on each side. Two birds flank the tablets carrying them in their beaks by small rings that attached to the tablets from both sides. Below the tablets is a crown that surmounts a floral cartouch that encloses an elliptic medallion, on which it is inscribed in three lines:

"שנת##תר"כ##לפ"ק" "The year (5)620 (=1860)"

Two lions sejant guardant flank the medallion from both sides. The human-faced beasts sit on the architrave.

The architectural frame is supported by a base made of four rectangular pedestals bearing a flower in the center and intercalated by panels decorated with rhomboids net pattern. On each side of the columns is an amphora out of which emerge floral scrolls that rise along the sides and form an arched-frame to the central motifs, while meeting the scroll that emerges from the vase of the upper storey. A bird facing backward stands on the scrolls on each side.

 
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
MED : Wood, Metal
MAT : Brass, wood platform##Structure : sawed##Decoration : repousse, punched, engraved##Bonding: nailed
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 68.5 cm
26b Length
26c Width 49 cm
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
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
The reader's desk belonged to the Great Synagogue of Vilna that was destroyed after World War II.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
156091
45 Temp: Batch Number
156 | 091
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0008628
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
6688
48 Temp: Addenda
NO : Sc.8628
MED : Wood, Metal
DER : 7284-I1c-2b 7284- III3d,j-4
NNO : 1-5,6,7
MH : 68.5 cm
MWI : 49cm
MAT : Brass, wood platform##Structure : sawed##Decoration : repousse, punched, engraved##Bonding: nailed
RG : L.F. (M.T.) 7.1993
CO : The object is partly cracked and part of the decoration is of a new brass. No sockets base.
AQ : The object was given to the museum from the Art Museum of Vilna in 1991.
HIS : The reader's desk belonged to the great synagogue of Vilna that was destroied during world war II.

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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