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  (XI) Obj. ID: 3193 Torah case ,, Cairo, 1893. // Unknown edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects


2 Name/Title Torah case | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1893
6 Period Unknown
6a Period Detail
7 Origin Egypt | Cairo
|
8 Community North African | Egyptian - Musta'arabim
|
9 Collection Egypt | Sc_258
| 36
9b Documentation/
Research project
Unknown |
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1984
19 Negative/ Photo. No. 94913 - 14
19 Remarks
20 Description

The prismatic Torah case is composed of a body and a crown. The body is formed of eight facets, and is divided into two vertical halves attached by hinges, connecting two facets on the back side, and a hook on its front. A wooden coronet formed of lily-like crenellations tops the body and surrounds a crown, shaped as a round cupola. Two metal bars for the finials are fixed on the cupola. The body's top and bottom are encircled by wooden stepped friezes. Additional flourish? strips encircle the upper and lower edges.

The inner face of the case is plain wood, and the crown is blocked by wooden boards. A dedicatory inscription is attached to its right inner side, written on paper in square Hebrew characters, and reads:

"קדש לה'/ זה התיק וספר התורה שבו/ הוקדש לבית הכנסת שער השמים/ מאת ק"ק (קהילה קדושה) אלקאהרה לעילוי נשמת/ המרוחמים אשר התנדבו קרוביהם/ לעילוי נשמתם כלי כסף כמו נרות/ או רימונים וכתרים לספרי תורה או ידות/ וכל מין תשמישי מצוה או תשמישי/ קדושה לכל בתי כנסיות העדה הן/ דעיר אלקאהרא או אגפיה/ והספר הזה הוקדש במקום/ כלים הנ"ל מהם אשר נגנבו ומהם אשר/ הסכימו בית דין להתיכן ולהוציא דמיהן/ לצדקה מחשש גנבה כאשר באה הסכמתם/ ביום שישה ועשרים לחדש אלול שנת התרנ"ג/ וספר תורה זה יהיה להם לזכר עולם/ לפני המקום ב"ה (בעזרת השם) לקרות בו בשבתות/ וימים טובים לעילוי נשמתם תנצב"ה"

"Dedicated to the Lord. This Torah case and the scroll in it were dedicated to the Sha'ar haShamayim synagogue, by the Holy communities in Cairo, for the exaltation of the souls of the merciful people, that their relatives donated silver utensils as (oil) lamps, or finials and crowns for the Torah scrolls, or pointers and all sorts of ritual objects and sacred objects, to the synagogues in Cairo and its surroundings. And this Torah scroll (was dedicated as) a replacement of all those utensils, from which some were stolen and some were melted, after the court's decision to donate their pecuniary value for charity. The donors, afraid of (another) theft, gave their approval on the twenty-sixth of the month of Elul the year, 5653 (1893). And this Torah scroll will be their eternal memoriam in front of the Lord, and with the Lord's assistance, (they will) read it on Sabbaths and festivals, for the exaltation of their souls, may their souls be bound in the bond of life." (See: Remarks).    

 


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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
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
• Amar, Ariella."The Ritual Objects of the Egyptian Jews." In Egypt, Edited by Nahem Ilan, Jewish Communities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Jerusalem: Ministry of Education and Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East of Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007. In print. In Hebrew.
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
3193
48 Temp: Addenda
ija_id=&batch=0168&batch_num=034&OVRPO=ntl%3Atrue%2Cntl_localname%3Atrue%2Csubject%3A%2Csubject_detail%3A%2Cobject%3Atrue%2Cobject_detail%3A%2Cmaker_profession%3Atrue%2Cmaker_name%3Atrue%2Cmaker_detail%3Atrue%2Cdate%3Atrue%2Cperiod%3Atrue%2Cperiod_detail%3Atrue%2Cphotographer%3Atrue%2Cphoto_date%3Atrue%2Cphotographer_copyright%3Atrue%2Corigin%3Atrue%2Corigin_detail%3Atrue%2Cschool%3Atrue%2Cschool_detail%3Atrue%2Ccommunity%3Atrue%2Ccommunity_detail%3Atrue%2Ccollection%3Atrue%2Ccollection_detail%3Atrue%2Ccopyright%3Atrue%2Csite%3Atrue%2Csite_detail%3Atrue%2Clocation%3Atrue%2Clocation_detail%3Atrue%2Cdescription%3A%2C&

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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: 22493 Torah case , , Cairo, 1893 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 22493 Torah case , , Cairo, 1893 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah case | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1893
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Egypt | Cairo
|
8 Community North African | Egyptian - Musta'arabim
|
9 Collection Egypt | Sc_258
| 36
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1984
19 Negative/ Photo. No.
19a Scan No.
20 Description

The prismatic Torah case is composed of a body and a crown. The body is formed of eight facets, and is divided into two vertical halves attached by hinges, connecting two facets on the back side, and a hook on its front. A wooden coronet formed of lily-like crenellations tops the body and surrounds a crown, shaped as a round cupola. Two metal bars for the finials are fixed on the cupola. The body's top and bottom are encircled by wooden stepped friezes. Additional flourish? strips encircle the upper and lower edges.

The inner face of the case is plain wood, and the crown is blocked by wooden boards. A dedicatory inscription is attached to its right inner side, written on paper in square Hebrew characters, and reads:

"קדש לה'/ זה התיק וספר התורה שבו/ הוקדש לבית הכנסת שער השמים/ מאת ק"ק (קהילה קדושה) אלקאהרה לעילוי נשמת/ המרוחמים אשר התנדבו קרוביהם/ לעילוי נשמתם כלי כסף כמו נרות/ או רימונים וכתרים לספרי תורה או ידות/ וכל מין תשמישי מצוה או תשמישי/ קדושה לכל בתי כנסיות העדה הן/ דעיר אלקאהרא או אגפיה/ והספר הזה הוקדש במקום/ כלים הנ"ל מהם אשר נגנבו ומהם אשר/ הסכימו בית דין להתיכן ולהוציא דמיהן/ לצדקה מחשש גנבה כאשר באה הסכמתם/ ביום שישה ועשרים לחדש אלול שנת התרנ"ג/ וספר תורה זה יהיה להם לזכר עולם/ לפני המקום ב"ה (בעזרת השם) לקרות בו בשבתות/ וימים טובים לעילוי נשמתם תנצב"ה"

"Dedicated to the Lord. This Torah case and the scroll in it were dedicated to the Sha'ar haShamayim synagogue, by the Holy communities in Cairo, for the exaltation of the souls of the merciful people, that their relatives donated silver utensils as (oil) lamps, or finials and crowns for the Torah scrolls, or pointers and all sorts of ritual objects and sacred objects, to the synagogues in Cairo and its surroundings. And this Torah scroll (was dedicated as) a replacement of all those utensils, from which some were stolen and some were melted, after the court's decision to donate their pecuniary value for charity. The donors, afraid of (another) theft, gave their approval on the twenty-sixth of the month of Elul the year, 5653 (1893). And this Torah scroll will be their eternal memoriam in front of the Lord, and with the Lord's assistance, (they will) read it on Sabbaths and festivals, for the exaltation of their souls, may their souls be bound in the bond of life." (See: Remarks).    

 

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
• Amar, Ariella."The Ritual Objects of the Egyptian Jews." In Egypt, Edited by Nahem Ilan, Jewish Communities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Jerusalem: Ministry of Education and Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East of Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007. In print. In Hebrew.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
0168039
45 Temp: Batch Number
0168 | 039
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
22493
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: 22494 Torah case , , Cairo, 1893 edit
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects
ID: 22494 Torah case , , Cairo, 1893 edit  
Category: Sacred and Ritual Objects

General Document


2 Name/Title Torah case | Unknown
3a Object Torah case
3b Object Detail
4a Artist/ Maker Unknown (Unknown)
5 Date 1893
6 Period Unknown
7 Origin Egypt | Cairo
|
8 Community North African | Egyptian - Musta'arabim
|
9 Collection Egypt | Sc_258
| 36
10 Location Unknown |
11 Site Unknown
12 School/Style Unknown|
13 Iconographical Subject Unknown |
14 Category
17 Photographer Radovan, Zev
18 Photograph Date 1984
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
• Amar, Ariella."The Ritual Objects of the Egyptian Jews." In Egypt, Edited by Nahem Ilan, Jewish Communities in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries, Jerusalem: Ministry of Education and Ben-Zvi Institute for the Study of Jewish Communities in the East of Yad Yizhak Ben-Zvi and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2007. In print. In Hebrew.
43a Short Name
43b Full Name
43c Volume
43d Page

44 Type
0168034
45 Temp: Batch Number
0168 | 034
46 Temp: Aleph Number
47 Temp: Sys. Number / Doc. Name
22494
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