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Obj. ID: 572
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah case (Libya)

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1993

The ten-faceted wooden Torah case consists of a body and a coronet.

Two pairs of faceted annulets encircles the upper and lower borders of the body,decorated with geometric pattern

Twelve knobs for the Torah case wrapper are set between the upper borders, one on each facet two on the front one. The case opens into two halves in the middle of the front facet, while the back facet is separated from the rest of the facets and connected to them by two pairs of hinges.

A pointed arched plaque bears a dedicatory inscription framed by an arch. the apper part is decorated with vegetal pattern. the phrases is writen on two panels on either side of opening, in squere linear letters reads:

(at the right side)

זאת \ התורה \ ק' \ רבה וברה מפנינים \ יקרה ווי העמודים \ כשורה אשר עשתה \ האשה הכבודה \ והצניעה מרת

(at the left side)

זאת התורה ל \ ורודה בת חנינה \ גרב''א ואבוה \ יוסף תסאן \ נגמרה מלאכתו ר''ח \ טבת שנת תרצב

flower shaped clasps attached beneath the plaque. On the right side a hook shaped clasp is attached beneath. The inner face is plain wood the two partitions are set at the top and bottom of each half. The lower ones have a rectangular hollow handholder,while the upper one is decorated with arches.

Two insert holes for the staves are at the top and the bottom of the case.

The openworked floral coronet tops the body.

Summary and Remarks

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Name/Title
Torah case | Unknown
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Date
1932
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