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Obj. ID: 41254
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Book Binding, Cracow, 1879

© Gross Family Collection, Photographer: Bar Hama, Ardon, -

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

This quite exquisite carved book cover is dated 1879 and is signed by the artist Naftali Stern. He was a Jew of Cracow who in his adult years was a wine merchant. Carving was his hobby. His descendants moved to Israel with some of his work. The book cover is dated 1879. Stern was nine years old when he carved this piece, as he died at the age of 59 in 1929. A carved Torah pointer by him is in the Israel Museum. This wooden binding contains a prayer book which, according to the family, was his daily prayer book. The imagery of Jerusalem is very consistent with that being used in the last half of the 19th century on a wide variety of objects, both religious and secular. This sort of delicately carved book binding may well be a unique object.

Inscription:

Back cover: NAFTALI STERN  NS NS(MONOGRAM)

9 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Book Binding | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1879
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Stern, Naftali
(Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Wood, Stained, Carved
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height: 14.5 cm, Width: 10 cm, Depth: 5.5 cm
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
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Computer Reconstruction
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Language Editor
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Negative/Photo. No.