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(VII) Img. ID: 7461 Torah shield, , Odessa, 1850-1899? 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 Gantvarg, P. (active in Odessa) (Unknown)
5 Date 1850-1899?
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
| MT 1325
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Squirrel |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1992
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 550-3,17,18 551-16(hallmark)
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The silver Torah shield is rectangular with undulating edges and is decorated symmetricaly with a central axis.

In the centre is a depiction of the tables of the covenant inscribed with the beginning of the ten commandments. A bird facing downwards spreads its wings and legs is set above the tablets which are held by two rampant lions, regardant and revealing tongues. Each lion is flanked by a column decorated with twisted lines and headed by a capital of foliate scrolls on which a squirrel is sitting. Each squirrel holds a branchs, face the other and have a nut-like knob on its head. Two rectangular plaques support the columns and flank a medallion bears inscription which read from right to left in square letters:

"חיים לייב בר' )בן רבי( מענדיל##נחמה חיה בת ר' )רבי(סענדער##גאלדשטיין"

"Haim Leyb son of Rabbi Mendel, Nehamah Haia daughter of Rabbi Sender Goldshtein".

The central medallion is surrounded by a garland of scrolls. Two birds facing each other are depicted below the plaques in the lower corners. A dominant crown, decorated with a pattern of dots and diamonds, is depicted in the upper central part of the shield.

Scrolls and flowers fill the remaining areas between the various motives and a pattern of dots decorate the edges 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: repousse,punched ##Inscription: engravede.
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 312 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 identical hallmarks on both sides of the central medallion. The hallmark inscribed in Cyrillic letters on two lines, reads: "P.Yantvarg Odessa", in a stepped frame. This is an unidentified hallmark of an artist from Odessa
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 Odessa Collection
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
057098
45 Temp: Batch Number
057 | 098
46 Temp: Aleph Number
0008077
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
7461
48 Temp: Addenda
:NO : Sc.8077
:MED : Metal
:MW : 241 mm
:LN : ENG

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