Obj. ID: 666
Sacred and Ritual Objects Torah finials (Turin, 1787-1793)
The tower-like rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.
The shaft is cylindrical and fluted and is mounted over a raised base. The base is decorated with cartouches filled with a scaly pattern, and between them is a vertical foliated motif. The shaft is surmounted by a four faceted capital which is decorated with a foliated pattern. The body has an hexagonal,tower-like shape and has two floors. The main part is mounted over a bowled shape body base and is surmounted by a conical roof. The body is tapering tower-like. The main part has a two-tiered hexagonal shape. Each facet of the first tier is decorated with a round arch which bears an acanthus leaf on top.
A running parapet is attached in front of the facets. The parapet is decorated with rings and flowers. On the parapet one of the following Tabernacles Implements is attached : a vase, the Tables of the Covenant, the Priestly Cloak, the Menorah, the Pitcher and the Oil Lamp. Each facet of the second tier is decorated with a pointed arch bearing a foliated motif on top.
Another running parapet is attached in front of the facets and it is decorated with garlands and columns. One of the following Implements of the Tabernacle is attached to the parapet: the Ark bearing the inscription: ארון "Aron", the Priestly Head Gear bearing the inscription: מצנפת "Miznefet", a cluster of grapes and the priestly benediction. Between the facets a foliated partition is attached. The upper border of the second tier is convex and it is decorated with a foliated motif. The body base is decorated with a foliated motif on its lower side and with cartouches on its upper side.
Twelve chains hang from the upper edge of the body base carrying bells.
NO : Sc. 3005
| 32 (ON 23 247/4)
V | Vase
T | Tablets of the Law
M | Menorah
S | Sanctuary | Sanctuary Implements | Oil Jar
S | Sanctuary | Sanctuary Implements | Ark of the Covenant
H | High priest | Vestments | Mitre
G | Grapes | Grapes, Cluster of
P | Priest (Cohen; See also: High Priest, Elazar the Priest) | Priestly Blessing
H | High priest | Vestments | Robe
2. The hallmark is unclear. It is stamped on the base.##Unidentified