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  (XI) Obj. ID: 188 Torah finials ,, Tunisia, 1856-1905. // Unknown edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tower
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19 Remarks
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 


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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
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

26 Measurements
Height: 440mm (General) 125mm (Shaft)
Width: Not relevant
Diameter: 85mm (General) 19mm (Shaft)
26a Height
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
The same Hallmark appears about 30 times, on different parts of the Torah finial. Hallmark document.
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
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
188
48 Temp: Addenda
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Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

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(XXII) ID: 4421 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 4421 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tower
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
042079
45 Temp: Batch Number
042 | 079
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4421
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 4422 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 4422 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tower
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
042080
45 Temp: Batch Number
042 | 080
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4422
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 4423 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 4423 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tower
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

 

 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
042081
45 Temp: Batch Number
042 | 081
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4423
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 4424 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 4424 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tower
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
042082
45 Temp: Batch Number
042 | 082
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
4424
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 7500 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 7500 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tower
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description
21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
059072
45 Temp: Batch Number
059 | 072
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
7500
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 7501 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 7501 Torah finials , , Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Menorah
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
059073
45 Temp: Batch Number
059 | 073
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
7501
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193368 Torah finials , Field documentation, Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193368 Torah finials , Field documentation, Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Field documentation
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Tower
Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107288
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193368
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193369 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193369 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107305
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193369
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193370 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193370 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107306
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193370
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193371 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193371 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107307
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193371
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193372 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193372 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107308
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193372
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193373 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193373 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107309
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193373
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193374 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193374 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107310
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193374
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193375 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193375 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107311
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193375
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193376 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193376 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107312
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193376
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193377 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193377 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107313
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193377
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193378 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193378 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107314
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193378
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193379 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193379 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107315
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193379
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193380 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193380 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107316
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
|
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193380
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a

(XXII) ID: 193381 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 193381 Torah finials , Description (Word), Tunisia, 1856-1905 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah finials | Unknown
3a Object Torah finials
3b Object Detail Description (Word)
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1856-1905
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Tunisia
|
8 Community Unknown |
9 Collection Israel | Mishkan Museum of Art, Ein Harod
| 39
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Sanctuary Implements |
14 Category
17 Photographer Salmon, Naomi
18 Photograph Date 1994
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No. S107317
20 Description

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

The cylindrical shaft tapers towards the body. It is mounted over a seven faceted base from which a dome rises. the decorated with a circumferal foliate band. A double ring appears at the top and bottom of the shaft. The shaft is decorated with vertical bands bearing a branch and a blank band alternately. A branch bearing leaves encircles the shaft in its middle.

The faceted tower shaped body is mounted over a bowl shaped base decorated with a wreath of flowers from which a lamp like motif is hung. The wreath is surmounted by two narrow strips, bearing a scalloped and geometrical motifs.

The body is composed of six facets and is divided into two tiers, in deminishing size. Three faceted fences delimit the tiers. Two columns frame each facet which comprises of an arch. A Sanctuary Implement is attached to each one of the arches and is mounted over a fleur de lys. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The Tables of the Covenant, the High priest’s robe, the seven branched Menorah, the Eternal light, the Ark of the Covenant, and a hand pouring water from a laver.

At the second tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The High priest’s Miter, the Priestly blessing, the Ark of the Covenant, a Turban, a cluster of grapes, a jug.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

At the first tier reading counter-clockwise are the following Implements:

The arched Tables of the Covenant bear the beginning of the ten commandments, five in each side written in square filled letters. A stem bearing leaves separates between the commandments. 

The long, stripped High Priest’s robe bears sleeves and is surmounted by a scarf decorated with linear leaves.

A seven branches curved Menorah bears a central undulating shaft mounted over a scrolled shaped base. Each branch is composed of a flower surmounted by a compressed globular knop. flames emerge from a globular oil container. The central flame is higher then the others.

The Eternal light is composed of a bowl shaped container and a cover terminating in a floral apex. Two curved handles are attached to the sides of the container. The Eternal Light is hung by three ropes uniting at their upper end in a flower shaped part.? 

The ark of the Covenant is a framed rectangle bearing the inscription "שדי"   “Shadai” in square filled letters and  surmounted by Cherubim shaped as wings.

a Levite hand pouring water from a laver is depicted. The hand holds a goblet shaped laver from which water are pouring to a bowl bearing a concaved strip in its center and decorated with a wreath of leaves radiating from its base.

At the second tier:

Above the Tables of Covenant The High Priest’s Miter is depicted. The crescent shaped Miter has a curved upper part with two elongated ends bearing circles at their apex.

The Priestly blessing is depicted as two hands turned out with a split between the middle and ring fingers. Two wavy cuffs are attached to the hands.

The Ark of Covenant is similar to the Ark in the first tier of the Finial but bears no inscription and the wings of the Cherubim are wider.

A Turban is depicted mounted over a garland and surmounted by a scarf .

A cluster of grapes is depicted hanged from a horizontal bar.

A goblet shaped jug containing flowers appears.

Six snake shaped rings from which hang chains with elongated bells are attached to the bottom tier.

A bell shaped head is mounted over the body and bears a circumferal decoration of a stem with heart-shaped leaves framed by scalloped and blank strips.

An acorn shaped apex, placed over two leaves, surmounts the head. 

21 Ornamentation
 
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
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

26 Measurements
26a Height
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
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
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46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
193381
48 Temp: Addenda

Registrar
Function: Name: Date:
49 Documenter 49a
50 Researcher 50a
51 Architectural Drawings 51a
52 Computer Reconstruction 52a
53 Section Head 53a
54 Editor 54a
55 Donor 55a



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