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Obj. ID: 6763
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Tevah, Yemen, Late 17th - early 18th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 14.02.1994
The wooden Tevah consists of a base and a desk.The rectangular base consists of a front,two sides and a back.The front lower part consists of a step. The Tevah is covered with a pattern made of six brown petals flowers which stamen is orange and yellow dotted on a dark brown background.The borders are decorated with a yellow framed band of a design of a leaf and a flower alternatly. The front central part is an openwork key shape surmounted by a cartouche.The lower part is decorated with an openwork eight petals rosette. The sides of the central part are decorated with an openwork eight petals rosette,encircled by a triangle and a lilly flower alternatly.The upper and lower parts are decorated with an openwork cartouche,surmounted by a red flower. The back central part is decorated with an openwork rectangular geometrical design bearing lilly flowers.The upper and lower parts are decorated with an openwoked cartouche. The rectangular flat desk is decorated in its centre with a rosette. Its sides and back borders are decorated with a central cartouche design of a brown flower on a red background and framed by a yellow band of brown and orange circles.

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Name/Title
Tevah | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
Late 17th - early 18th century
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Wood
Material Stucture
wood
Material Decoration
oil painted, wood drilling
Material Bonding
nailed
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
1000 mm (overall); 980 mm (base)
Length
Width
680 mm (overall); 293 mm (base)
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
335 mm
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
Muchawsky-Schnapper, Ester. “A Unique Yemenite Tevah from San’a.” The Israel Museum Journal 15 (Summer 1997): 67–93.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Original Object
Documenter
Rina Talgam | 1983
Author of description
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.