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(VII) Img. ID: 7397 Torah shield , , Odessa, 1864 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

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2 Name/Title Torah shield | Unknown
3a Object Torah shield
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1864
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Russian Empire
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine | Odes'ka obl. | Odessa
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8 Community Ashkenazi
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9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 7424
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Griffin |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 550-27,547-31,551-26
19a Scan No.
20 Description The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch.The Tables of the Covenant are depicted in the centre, inscribed with the two opening words of the Ten commandments, five in each side. They are flanked by two cylindrical columns decorated with spiralling strips and rampant griffons,facing backwards, standing on rectangular columns and holding a crown decorated with flowers. The upper part consists of an inscription which continues on a plaque below the tablets. Inscribed in square filed letters it reads: "ז"נ )זאת נדבת( ר' אברהם בר' )בן הרב( אבוגדר ]אביגדור[ מביאליי". "ל' תרכ"ד לפ"ק". "This is the donation of Rabbi Abraham son of Rabbi Avigdor from Bialiy, the year 1864". The lower part depicts a pair of human faced lions couchant, guardant with erected tails.##The Torah shield is framed by a line composed of small balls.
 
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
Metal
25a Material Structure Cut
25b Material Decoration repousse,punched
25c Material Bonding
25d Material Inscription engraved
25e Material Additions
25f Material Cloth
25g Material Lining
25h Tesserae Arrangement
25i Density
25j Colors
25k Construction Material

26 Measurements
26a Height 215mm
26b Length
26c Width 160 mm
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
HS : Four hallmarks are stamped on the shield lower border.
1. The hallmark depicts an anchor surmounted by a double headed eagle. It is a city hallmark of Odessa in 1880.## C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p.235, no. 3142.
2.The hallmark depicts Cyrillic initials: "V.L" (Lat.) with the date 1863 under a line, framed by a cut angle rectangle. It is a assay's mark of Vasily Matveyvitch Lapshin, active in 1852-1863.
C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 235, no. 3146.
3. The hallmark depicts the cypher: 84 in a cut angled frame. It is a Russian quality mark in 18th and 19th centuries.##C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 148, no. 12-13.
4. The depicts an unclear Cyrillic initials, probably indicates the artist name
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 city Bialiy (known today as Biala) was onse part of western Galicia and now is part of Poland.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The Odessa Collection.
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
C.f. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p.145, no. 43.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
057035
45 Temp: Batch Number
057 | 035
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0007951
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
7397
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.7951
:MED : Metal
:HS : Four hallmarks are stamped on the shield lower border.
1. The hallmark depicts an anchor surmounted by a double headed eagle. It is a city hallmark of Odessa in 1880.## C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p.235, no. 3142.
2.The hallmark depicts Cyrillic initials: "V.L" (Lat.) with the date 1863 under a line, framed by a cut angle rectangle. It is a assay's mark of Vassily Matveyvitch Lapshin, actived between 1852-1863.
C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 235, no. 3146.
3. The hallmark depicts the cypher: 84 in a cut angled frame. It is a Russian quality mark in 18th and 19th centuries.##C.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p. 148, no. 12-13.
4. The depicts an unclear Cyrillic initials, probably indicates the artist name.
:MH : 215mm
:MW : 160 mm
:MAT : Structure: Cut##Decoration: repousse,punched.## Inscription:engraved.
:RG : A.A. (Y.P.) 6.1992
:AQ : The Odessa Collection.
:BIB : C.f. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p.145, no. 43.
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter Ariella Amar (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