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Obj. ID: 562
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  Torah finials (Libya, 1934)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1991

The silver tower-like rimon consists of a shaft, a body a head and an apex.

The tappering cylindrical shaft is encircled by a ring and supported by a flat round base. The shaft bears a dedicatory inscription in filled square letters, which reads from top to bottom:

"למנוחת לוי טובול נ"ע)נוחו עדן(##נלב"ע)נפטר לבית עולמו(שני ימים לחודש שבט ##שנת התרצ"ד"

"For the repose of Levy Toubul may he rest in Eden Passed away at second in the month of Shevat In the year 694 (=18.1.1934)"

The shaft is surmounted by a convex body base mounted over a ring. The body consists of a convex body base and a main section. The body base is decorated with petals radiating from the center on its lower part and vegetal,circumferential,open-work decoration on its upper part. Six round rings are atteched to its center. The six faceted main section is decorated in vegetal patern. On each facet, there is a bell shaped window,on its lower part within which hangs a bell shaped pendent. The facets are seperated from one another by plain horizontal bands. Six chains with bells are attached to the upper corners of the facets. The body is surmounted by a head in the shape of a crown. The undulating apex is mounted over the head.

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Torah finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
1934
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C | Crown
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
Location of Niche
Location of Reader's Desk
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Arrangement of Seats
Location of Women's Section
Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
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Computer Reconstruction
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