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(VII) Img. ID: 7496 Torah finials , , Turin, 1787-1793 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document

2 Name/Title Torah finials | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah finials | *Torah finials also called: | Rimonim (Torah finials)
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1787-1793
5a Activity Dates
5b Reconstruction Dates
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Italy | Piedmont | Turin
8 Community Italian
9 Collection Israel | Jerusalem | Umberto Nahon Museum of Italian Jewish Art (IJAM)
| 32 (ON 23 247/4)
9a Documentation / Research project Unknown
10 Location Unknown|
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements
Tablets of the Law
Oil Jar
Ark of the Covenant
Grapes, Cluster of
Priestly Blessing
Robe |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1986
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The tower-like rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The shaft is cylindrical and fluted and is mounted over a raised base. The base is decorated with cartouches filled with a scaly pattern, and between them is a vertical foliated motif. The shaft is surmounted by a four faceted capital which is decorated with a foliated pattern. The body has an hexagonal,tower-like shape and has two floors. The main part is mounted over a bowled shape body base and is surmounted by a conical roof. The body is tapering tower-like. The main part has a two-tiered hexagonal shape. Each facet of the first tier is decorated with a round arch which bears an acanthus leaf on top.

A running parapet is attached in front of the facets. The parapet is decorated with rings and flowers. On the parapet one of the following Tabernacles Implements is attached : a vase, the Tables of the Covenant, the Priestly Cloak, the Menorah, the Pitcher and the Oil Lamp. Each facet of the second tier is decorated with a pointed arch bearing a foliated motif on top.

Another running parapet is attached in front of the facets and it is decorated with garlands and columns. One of the following Implements of the Tabernacle is attached to the parapet: the Ark bearing the inscription: ארון "Aron", the Priestly Head Gear bearing the inscription: מצנפת "Miznefet", a cluster of grapes and the priestly benediction. Between the facets a foliated partition is attached. The upper border of the second tier is convex and it is decorated with a foliated motif. The body base is decorated with a foliated motif on its lower side and with cartouches on its upper side.

Twelve chains hang from the upper edge of the body base carrying bells.

NO : Sc. 3005

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
25a Material Structure Hammered
25b Material Decoration Engraved,stamped, cast, cut and pierced
25c Material Bonding Soldered
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 598 mm (Overall) 242 mm(Shaft)
26b Length
26c Width
26d Depth
26e Circumference
26f Thickness
26g Diameter 135 mm (Overall) 32 mm(Shaft)
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
1. The hallmark depicts the symbol of the Savoia Royalty flanked by the initials G and F. This is the symbol of quality in use in Turin between 1787 and 1793. The initials belong to the inspector Giuseppe Fontana (1787-1793). It is stamped on the body.##Ba., pp. 6-8, Tav. IV, 1.
2. The hallmark is unclear. It is stamped on the base.##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
40 Main Surveys & Excavations
41 Condition
42 Biography
43 Bibliography
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
45 Temp: Batch Number
059 | 068
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
48 Temp: Addenda

Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter G.P.S. 3.1986 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a