Obj. ID: 672
Sacred and Ritual Objects Torah coronet, Istanbul
The round coronet is divided into two parts: a base and an upper part. The convexed base is decorated with three cartouches, seperated by leaves and bear a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters which reads
Begins on the first medallion:
"קהל הקדוש" "Holy congregation"
Continues on the second medallion:
"נדבת הילד שעשועים## מיכאל בכר המוכתר בכתר שם טוב## דניאל פיראנדיץ## דיאס יצ"ו )ישמרהו צורו וגואלו("
"Donation of the delighting child Michael Bechar the coronated in a Crown of good name, Daniel Pirandits Dias may his Rock and Redeemer protect him"
Ends on the third medallion:
"בשנת כה תברכו את בני ישראל )במדבר ו,כג(## לפ"ק )לפרט קטן("
"In the year "On this ye shall bless the children of Israel" (Num. 6:23) (1868)"
The upper and lower bands of the base are decorated with a pattern of diagonal grooves. The upper part is decorated with motives of: The tablets of the covenants with the beginning of the ten commandments topped by a crown which bears the inscription: "כתר תורה" "Crown of Torah" with the Priestly Blessing (13635), and with the Harp of David (13661). The motives are seperated by foliate motives set symmetrically on either side of a flower topped by a conch. The wavy upper edges are decorated with semicircles and a trifoil alternatly. A bar with holes for the staves is attached across the lower part of the coronet.