Home
    Under Reconstruction!
Object Alone */

Obj. ID: 683
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials from Buczacz

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

The silver Torah Finial consists of a shaft,a body, a head and an apex.

The middle strip of the round raised base is decorated with flowers and the top strip bears a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters, which continues from the first finial to the second. The inscription on the first one reads: "כלי יקר האלה נדבו לביהמ"ד )לבית המדרש( ח?ש מבוטשאטש" "these precious objects were donated to this house of learning (beit midrash) ??? of Buchach"

The inscription on the second finial reads: "...ש תרי"ח" "...The year 1858"

 The undulating shaft is encircled at top and bottom by thick rings decorated with flowers and leaves. The body is shaped like a stepped dome and is decorated with a strip of flowers and leaves. The edge of the body has three rings for bells. The head is shaped and decorated in the same fashion as the body. The apex is undulating with a thick center.

8 image(s)

sub-set tree:

Name/Title
Torah finials from Buczacz | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1858
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
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
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
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
|
Author of description
|
Architectural Drawings
|
Computer Reconstruction
|
Section Head
|
Language Editor
|
Donor
|
Negative/Photo. No.