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Obj. ID: 744
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials

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

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

The shaft is cylindrical and is supported by a round raised base. The edges of the base are flat,have holes for nails and bear a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters that reads on both Finials:

(זה הספר תורה נדבה האשה מרת רייזיל בת ר"(רבי) יצחק צבי שנת תרע"ב לפ"ק (לפרט קטן

"This Torah Scroll is the donation of the woman, Mrs. Reisil daughter of Rabbi Isaac Zvi the year (5)672 (1912)"

The central strip of the base is decorated with intertwined flowers and leaves. The shaft tapers and bears an inscription in square letters that reads on both Finials: "רימארסקי" "Rimarski".

The bud shaped apex surmounts the shaft with a dome shaped cap.

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Name/Title
Torah finials Torah scroll staves | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
Unknown
Date
1912
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver
Material Stucture
raised , hammered
Material Decoration
chased, engraved
Material Bonding
soldered
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
163mm (Overall)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
27mm (Shaft) 112mm (Base)
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
There are two hallmarks on the object. 1. Depicts a woman with her profile to the right inside a circular frame. This is a Kiev authority hallmark 1908-1926.##c.f. Postnikova-Losseva, p.259, ho.3892. 2.Cyrillic initials: ?? ("I.R."in lat.), in a rectangular frame with rounded edges, an unidentified artist.
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
The Finials were probably attached to the Torah St
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
From the Kiev collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
cf. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Thora (Ukraine), 1993, p.124 no.30.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
P.F. | 2.7.1992
Author of description
G.I. |
Architectural Drawings
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Section Head
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.