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Obj. ID: 303
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  Torah case (Iraq, 1908)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 22.7.1991
The wooden torah^case is consists of a body and a crown.##The cylindrical body is covered with dark green velvet. Silver friezes encircle the upper and lower borders of the body. The upper and lower friezes bear dedicatory inscriptions. The dedicatory inscription on the upper frieze is chaised in solid letters, and reads: תיק זה וס'ת)ספר תורה( הקדישה אותו האשה פרחה כתון אשת צלאח יצחק מ'ב'ת )מנשים באוהל תברך( תזכה לצוה ולח'ט'ו )לחיים טובים וארוכים?( "This case and the Torah scroll inside were dedicated by the woman Pircha Katon, wife of Zalach Yizthak, followed by Judges 5:24, may she merit to do commandment(s) and to a long and happy life (?) The dedicatory inscription on the lower frieze is chaised in solid letters, and reads: יום ארבע ניסן ש' )שנת( הת'ר'פ'ט )92.4.41( "The fourth of Nisan, the year (5)689, (14.4.29) Silver oval-shaped plaques are attached to the body, bearing a floral design. There are twenty whole plaques, ten half-plaques divided vertically, and ten half-plaques divided horizontally. The plaques are not all identical, but bear a few basic designs. ##The case is opened by two hook clasps. The inner case is covered by purple brocade and red velvet. The globular shaped crown is composed of a main section a crest and an apex.## The main section is covered with dark green velvet. Five silver plaques, similar to those on the body are attached to it. An undulating crest surmounts the crown and is topped by a bud-shaped apex. The crest is covered with silver plaques decorated with the same floral pattern as the plaques on the body. Eight rings hang around the centre of the crest, carrying slit drop-shaped bells. A floral decoration follows the inscription on the lower frieze.
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