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Obj. ID: 41464
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah pointer, Jerusalem, 1879

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

The following description was prepared by William Gross:

Olive wood was one of the main materials utilized by artisans in the Holy land before the First World War.  Many souvenirs for the pilgrims and tourists who visited there were made from that material.  Ritual objects were also fashioned in olive wood and used both in the synagogues of the country and sent abroad. This example is a Torah pointer and is designed very much in the form of yads made in Galicia. The round ball form at the top with holes is very often found in the silver yads from that area. On the central ball form is a painted inscription that is undecipherable.  On the lower part of the shaft are the names of people commemorated by the donation of this Torah pointer. 

Inscriptions:

Ala Bat Avraham, 6 Shevat 1872

Perla Bat Avraham, 11 Iyar 1857

Simcha Ben Meir, 16 Elul 1852

Yehudah Ben Menachem, 12 Cheshvan 1839

Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Torah pointer | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1879
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
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Collection
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Material/Technique
Wood, Turned, Stained, Carved
Material Stucture
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Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
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Length: 28.1 cm, diameter 3.4 cm
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Ornamentation
Custom
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Direction/Location
Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
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Direction Prayer
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Negative/Photo. No.