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(VII) Img. ID: 7458 Torah shield, , Ukraine, 17?? 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 17??
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Ukraine
| ?
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Ukraine | Kiev | Museum of Historical Treasures of Ukraine
| DM 2103
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Palmette |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 554-31, 555-13-14 (details), 555-34 (hallmarks)
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular terminating with a semicircular arch. It consists of a plate.

Depicted in the center are the Tablets of the Covenant, inscribed with the opening words of the ten commandments. Flanking the Tablets are two lions rampant facing forward. Below is a palmette encircled by a downward "C" scroll. The tips are composed of a griffin head. The arch has an incision located above either lion and bears no decoration. The ground of the base is filled with a foliate scroll. The frame consists of a solid band rimmed by a repeating palmette-like leaf.

 
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, engraved, punched ## Bonding: soldered##
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 226 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 two hallmarks at the front of the plate. 1. The quality hallmark depicts the cypher twelve in a circular frame.
2. Hallmark depicts cyrillic initials (BM lat.)in a rectangular frame. Unknown Kiev artist active in the 18th c. c.f. Postuikova-Rosseva. Similar to p. 165 no. 592.
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
A protruding crown was probably located in the arch.
38 Suggested Reconstruction
39 History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
The protruding crown is missing. The frames edges are slightly dented in places.
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
057093
45 Temp: Batch Number
057 | 093
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0009704
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
7458
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.9704
:MED : Metal
:MW : 172 mm
:LN : ENG

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter P.F. (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