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Obj. ID: 23303
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  Torah case, Baghdad, 1950

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Feinblatt, Claudio,

The wooden Torah^case consists of a body and a crown.

The cylindrical body is covered with blue velvet. Silver cartouches, decorated with a flower framed with branches, are nailed to the body. Silver bands, bearing a dedicatory inscription, encircle the upper and lower borders. A lily-shaped crenellation intermittently with red plastic beads encircles the upper border.

The case has two hook clasps and two pairs of hinges at the back. The inner face of the body is covered with cotton. There are two round insert holes for the rods at the top of the case. The onion-shaped crown is composed of a main section, a crest and an apex.

 The main section is covered with blue velvet and the same silver cartouches. The silver crest is undulating and consists of a conical lower part and a globular upper part. Five chains with beads are attached to the globular section. The crest is decorated with vertical bands which bear a floral pattern and blanck bands intermittently.

It is surmounted by a bud like apex.

Two rimon are fixed on the top of the case. The inner face of the crown is covered by a white paper covered by glass.It bears two dedicatory inscriptions which are framed with apointed arches.They are flancked by two floral motives. The inscriptions are written in black filled letters.

The inscription on the right reads:

!תיק##זה וספר תורה שבו ## עשה אתו הר' )הרב( ## יוסף שאול ## חורי היו' )ה' יחיהו וישמרהו( למנו )למנוחת(!

!This Torah case and the Torah scroll in it, were made by the rabbi Joseph Saul Hury May the Lord sustain him and protect him ,for the repose of!

The dedicatory inscription continues on the left and reads:

!בנו ##המרו')המרומם( הבחור ## יחזקאל יוסף ## חורי נפ')נפטר( #יום ה כב' ## שבט ש' התשי'!

!His son the exalted the youth Ezechiel Joseph Hury. .Passed away at the 22 of Shevat year 5710$1(9.2.1950).!

There are paper bands below the plaques, bearing an inscription, in black filled letters.

The inscription in the right read: !תורה צוה לנו משה! !Moses command us a law,(Deut.33:4)!.

 The inscription continues in the left and reads: !מורשה קהלת יעקב! !In heritance of the congregation of Jacob.(Deut.33:4)!

The dedicatory inscriptions on the upper and the lower friezes start from the left encircling the body. It is chased in squere outline letters.

The upper inscription reads:

תיק זה וסת')=וספר תורה( שבו עשה אתן הר' יוסף שאול חורי היו' )ה'יחיהו וישמרהו( למנו')למנוחת( הבחור יחזקאל יוסף חורי.!

!This Torah case and the Torah scroll in it, were made by the rabbi Joseph Saul Hury ,may the Lord sustain him and protect him ,for the repose of his son the latest,the youth Ezechiel Joseph Huri!

The lower inscription reads:

!על מנת בכל מקום שירצו בעלי הסת')=הספר תורה( להוציאו ולהניחו למקומות אחרים הרשות בידם ובכ' )ובכוחם(.!

!For anywhere that the owners of the Torah scroll want to take it out and transfer it in other places, the permission is in their hands and their representatives.!

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