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Obj. ID: 11389
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  Torah finials, Tbilisi, 1906

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Bril, Yaacov, 27.1.93
The tower shaped silver rimon consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.The shaft is cylindrical and tapering upwards and it bears a ring on bottom.The shaft is surmounted by a globular capital with a double ringed decoration. The body consists of six rectangular facets surmounted by trefoil archs and bear quotations from the ten commandments (Ex.20), and a dedicatory inscription in square letters filled with zigzag lines. The inscriptions read from top to bottom: !בסט]בסימנא טבא[##וזאתה רימוני##הקדיש הנני##אנא מרדכי##בן יוסף הי!ו]ה' יחיהו ויחזקהו[##זכות ספר! !תורה##היה גונן)?(נ)כ(ע##בניו ובני ביתו##אמן נכתבה##ראש חודש##ניסן התרסו]666)5([! !With a good omen this Rimon is donated by Mordechai son of Yosef may the Lord sustain him and grant him.The virtue of the book of Torah protected(?)his sons and his family amen.Written on new moon Nisan (5)666(=1906)!. !כה##אנכי יי אלהין##לא יהיה לך##לא תשא את##זכור את יום##כבד את אביך!)שמות:כ':21,8,7 ( !בסר##לא תרצח##לא תנאף##לא תגנוב##לא תענה##לא תחמד!)שמות:כ':71-31 ( (Ex.20:7,8,12-17). !לקי]לישועתך קיויתי ה'[##וזאת התורה##אשר שם##משה לפני##בני ישראל##תורה צוה!)דברים:ד':44 ( !לסי]לפורקנך סברית יי[##לנו משה##מורשה קרלת##יעקב חזק##פעמון זהב##ורמון תם!)דברים:ל!ג:4, שמות:כח':43 ( (Deut.4:44;33:4;Ex.28:34). The lower part of the body bears a decorative band of vegetal motifs repeated in the upper part behind the archs. The lower and the upper parts support chained drop like bells hung from the centre of the facet(down) and from its corners(up)with respective loops.The bells are decorated with floral patterns. The body ends in a domed roof divided into six facets which continue the prysmoid shape of the body.This part is mounted over a double band decorated with hemispherical, triangleular and dotted patterns.Here appear more vegetal motifs which stem up towards the apex. The apex consists of a circlet with radiating petals from which stems out a bud which bears a flat rosette like end.

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