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Obj. ID: 6339
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah crown

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The two leveled silver Torah crown consists of a main part, a crest and an apex. Each level is composed of a base and arms. The lower level as the main part, has a coronet like base, composed of a circumferal band which is topped by a pattern of flowers and leaves. The band bears three foliat medallions with animals alternating with three cartouches which bear an inscripthion. In square fieled letters it reads: "כתר תורה##כתר כהונה## כתר מלכות" )אבות ד יג( "The crown of the Low, the crown of Priesthood, the crown of Kingship" (Mishnah Avot 4:13). The animals (in order that fit the inscription) are: an eagle, a deer, and a lion. Foliate scrolls with leaves and flowers decorate entirely the parts between the medallioned. Six arms that widen in the centre, are attached to the base. Each arm has a smoth cut globe at the bottom and is decorated with a scroll of flowers and leavs. The arms are joined together on top by a concave smooth unit that support the crest. A hole to hang a bell is pierced on it between the arms. The crest repeats the shape of the main part and is topped by a cut dome.The apex is a birds with spread wings. The apex is a bird with spread wings holding a bell in its beak and standing on a floral circlet.

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Torah crown | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
1875-1899?
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Ornamentation
Custom
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Direction Toward Jerusalem
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