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(VII) Img. ID: 7371 Torah shield , , Austria-Hungary/Habsburg Monarchy
Lviv (Lvov, Lwów, Lemberg), 1820 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 1820
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Austria-Hungary/Habsburg Monarchy
Ukraine | L'vivs'ka obl. | Lviv (Lvov, Lwów, Lemberg)
8 Community Ashkenazi
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 7419
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Priestly Blessing
Crown of Law (Crown of Torah) |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 30.6.92
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 553-13, 554-7, 554-1-6 (hallmarks)
19a Scan No. 057010
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch. It consists of a plate.## Depicted in the center are arched hinged double doors. The right door has a knob. They bear a flower on the lower half and a geometric diamond grid design above. A cartouche below bears a dedicatory inscription in square outline letters which reads: "שייך להנגיד##ר' )רב( שמואל בן מהורר )מורנו הרב רבי(##אברהם סגל##שנת תק"פ לפ"ק"## "Belongs to the affluent Rabbi Samuel son of our teacher and Rabbi, the Rabbi Abraham Segal, the year 5580 (1820)." Flanking the doors are two columns in the form of ropes entwined by a vine. The capital is a two handled basket which holds fruit and foliage. Flanking the composition is a flowering plant, it stems from a spouted jug which rests on a basin. A bird perched on the top branch pecks at the basket. Surmounting the composition are the Tablets of the Covenant inscribed with the first words of the ten commandments, five on each side. Two lions rampant regardant flank the Tablets. Flanking the tablets are two lions rampant regardant. Located in the arch is a coronet flanked by two hands performing the priestly blessing. The frame consists of an openwork scalloped edge. A chain hangs from two hooks located on the back of 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 ##Structure: cut##Decoration: repousee, punched, engraved## Bonding: soldered 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 223 mm
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
There are five hallmarks located on the front side of the shield.
1. The hallmark depicts a cartouch frame with the cypher 13 within a circle in the center. The circle is surmounted by the letter D and is surrounded by the date 1819.
This is an Austro-Hungarian authority mark and the letter D indicates Lvov.
cf. R3 vol. IV, no. 7986.## Divis p. 222, no. 1901 ## Lepszy, p. 231, no. 191
2. The hallmark is indentical as the first but the date is 1920.
3. The hallmark depicts a cartouche centered by the letters F and T combained together and surmounted by a small letter D. This is a tax mark for large items between 1810-1824. The letter D represents Lvov. cf. Divis, p. 95, no. 564.
4. The hallmark depicts the letter N above the letter S within a oval frame. It is probably an artist mark but it is unidentified.
5. The hallmark depicts three letters within an arrow-like frame. It is unidentified.
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
Bad condition, in need of restoration.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
057 | 010
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.10145
:MED : Metal
:MW : 170 mm

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