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Obj. ID: 3442
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah Ark curtain

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The rectangular Torah ark curtain is formed of pink and grey vertical woven bands. Additional strips in pink, grey and blue are woven along the centre (see: Remarks: no. 1).

A dedicatory inscription is embroidered in square filled letters in the centre, and reads:

"למ' (למנוחת)/ כלימא ואתורי/ ת.נ.צ.ב.ה (תהא נשמתה צרורה בצרור החיים)."

"(Dedicated) for the repose of Khalima Vaturi, may her soul be bound in the bond of life."

The curtain is framed with a strip decorated with a pattern of open hands (hamsa), crescents (hilal), stars and flowers.

Hooks for hanging the curtain are attached to its upper edge while a band of fringes is attached to its bottom.   

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Object Detail
Date
20th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Husseinite Dynasty under French Rule (1881- 1956)
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
H | Hamsa
C | Crescent
| Hilal
Condition
Extant
Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
Present Usage Details
Condition of Building Fabric
Architectural Significance type
Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
Urban significance
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
0
Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
Scribes
Script
Number of Lines
Ruling
Pricking
Quires
Catchwords
Hebrew Numeration
Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
Endivances
Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
Location of Platform
Temp: Architecture Axis
Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
Coin Series
Coin Ruler
Coin Year
Denomination
Signature
Colophon
Scribal Notes
Watermark
Hallmark
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
Sharon Weiser | 07.97
Author of description
Efrat Assaf-Shapira; Ariella Amar | 02.03; 03.11
Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
Ariella Amar | 02.03; 03.11
Language Editor
Dvora Sax | 07.11
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.