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Obj. ID: 6688  Torah finials, Israel/Eretz Israel, 1965

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1989.

The Rimon is made of silver and consists of a shaft and a body. The shaft is a tapering cylindrical. A ring decorated with a foliate pattern encircles its bottom. The shaft bears a dedicatory inscription. The round open-worked body bears a Star^of^David surrounded by flowers. The centre of the Star of David bears the inscription: ציון "Zion"

Each triangle of the Star of David bears a letter combined to the inscription: מ\ג\ן \ ד\ו\ד "Magen David"

The dedicatory inscription, which appears on the shaft in three vertical lines, reads towards the body and is engraved in lineal square letters:

Shaft A.: נוירזא בן מאיר אליהו##בכשי שילי נפתר ביום ##כ אדר התש"ח "Noiraza con of Meir Elijah##Bakshi Shili passed away on the day##20th of Adar 5708=(1948)"

Shaft B.: מאיר בן אליהו בכשי##שילי נפתר ביום כ"ט )?( ##התשכ"ה "Meir son of Elijah Bakshi ## Shili passed away on the day##29th (?) 5725=(1965)"

This particular type of rimmonim was developed in Iran, a very few pair of this type of Rimmonim exist in synagogues and in the Jewish Museum in New York. They are relatively rare compared to the other styles of Iranian Rimmonim and utilize as a central motif the Zionist symbol of the Magen David surrounding the Hebrew work Tzion.

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