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Obj. ID: 914
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah pointer, Kiev, 1890

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 27.6.1992

The silver Torah Pointer consists of a bar, a pointer, an apex and a hanger.

The tapering bar is divided into upper and lower arms by a globular joint decorated with a floral motif, and a ring encircles the middle. A larger joint decorated with the same motifs on the lower part and an open filigree on the upper part tops the bar. The apex is in the shape of a birds with its wings spread, seated on the upper joint. A ring hanger is attached to the bird.

The four faceted upper arm is decorated with a foliate X pattern. The twisted faceted lower arm is decorated with a wavy line at the border of each facet. A conical cuff with undolating edges covers the lower part of the bar. The bar terminates with a clenched hand with a sraight index finger pointer.

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Name/Title
Torah pointer | Unknown
Object Detail
Monument Setting
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Date
1890
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B | Bird
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Documented by CJA
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Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
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Urban significance
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Ornamentation
Custom
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Pricking
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Blank Leaves
Direction/Location
Façade (main)
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Location of Torah Ark
Location of Apse
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Arrangement of Seats
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Direction Prayer
Direction Toward Jerusalem
Coin
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