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Obj. ID: 6608
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, Israel, 1949-1990

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992

The Rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft, a body,a head and an apex.

The shaft is a tapering cylinder, encircled by a ring at its bottom and a double ring at the top. It is surmounted by a globular capital. The shaft bears a dedicatory inscription.

The body has a pear shape. It is mounted over a bowl-shaped body base and is surmounted by an angular collar to which eight rings are attached. A chain carrying flattened and slit drop shaped bell is hung on each ring.##The body is decorated by petals radiating from its base,and three bands with different geometrical pattern. Four un-similar cartouches are decorated irregularity by a flower flanked by two birds and a floral motif.

The conical shaped head is decorated with two geometrical bands in its base and a petals radiating from the apex. A flat Star of David apex is mounted over a circlet, and bears the inscription: ציון !Zion! Two dedicatory inscriptions are read from the shaft base towards the body, in one of each Rimon: באבאי בן שלום Bahabai Ben Shlom

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Name/Title
Torah finials | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1949-1990
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Iconographical Subject
Unknown |
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
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Full Name
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Page
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Negative/Photo. No.