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Obj. ID: 183
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, Budapest

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Salmon, Naomi, 1994

The Torah finial consists of a base, a shaft, a body, a head and an apex.

The undulating shaft surmounts a round raised base. The upper part of the base is decorated with a round strip of floral motive. The shaft is composed of three decorated compressed globes alternating with three smooth concave units. The upper halves of the globes are decorated with a floral motive.

The body is composed of a cut cone topped by a dome both encircled by six stripes. The cone is decorated alternately with floral and geometric designs. The dome is decorated alternately with geometric designs in frames and medallions and with a floral design in openwork. Six rings carrying bells encircle the connection between the cone and the dome.

The crown shaped head surmounts the body. A floral, openwork, design, similar to the one at the body’s dome, encircles the head. Three rings carrying bells surround the head.

An acorn shaped apex tops the finial.  

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Name/Title
Torah Finials | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Date
1863
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Material/Technique
Silver
Structure: Cast, Raised
Decoration: Chased, Openwork, Engraved
Bonding: Soldered
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 34.8cm (general), 14.6cm (shaft)
Diameter: 10.8cm (general), 6.1cm (shaft)
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
0–  Coordinates: 0.000000, 0.000000
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Two hallmarks appear at the shaft’s base.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
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Page
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Researcher
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconsdivuction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.