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Obj. ID: 931
Sacred and Ritual Objects
  Torah finials, Turkey

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1993

The silver Torah finials consist of a shaft,a body and an apex.

The cylindrical tapering shaft is encircled at the bottom and top by a smooth ring. The pear shaped body is composed of an upside down dome surmounted by a concave conical upper part. The lower part is decorated with a pattern of four medallions, each framing a bouquet of four flowers and leaves. Between the medallions there is a pattern of three flowers and leaves. The base of the lower part is decorated with a grooved pattern. The serrated upper edges are decorated with an openwork pattern of two rows of triangles. Chains with bells are attached to the edges. The upper part is decorated with the same medallions of the lower part. Beneath and above the medallions there are flowers with leaves. The upper and lower edges of the upper part are decorated with a circumfering serrated band. The upper part is surmounted with a grooved dome. The apex consists of a five petals open flower, set on a vegetal circlet.

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Ornamentation
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