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Obj. ID: 9513
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  Torah case wrapper, Tunisia, mid-20th century

© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1989

The purple rectangular Torah case wrapper is decorated with rich silver embroidery. The centre is depicted by three integrated gates with
horseshoe arches. The arches bearing inscritptions read:

צדק\אבוא\בם אודה\זה השער להצדיקים יבואו בו\כתר תורה\קודש\לה'\פתחו \לי\שערי
 "...righteousness I will go into them, and I will praise the Lord (Ps. 118:19-20) / a crown / of Torah / dedicated to / the Lord / Open to me the gates of ...(Ps. 118:19)"

The gates bear a dedicatory inscription. The decoration of the cloth is symmetrical. On both sides of the arches there is a stylized tree. A butterfly appears above the trees. The central arch is topped by a flower flanked by two peacocks. Flowers tied with ribbons appear on both sides of the central flower. The cloth is framed by a foliate runner. Flowers turnning to the centre depicts the corners of the frame.
Nine loops for hanging the cloth are sewed to the upper border.

The dedic atory inscription is embroidered in outline letters and reads:
העלוב \ יוסף\\שתרונ\ולמנח\האשה\גזאלה\לעילוי\נשמת\הבחור\לבית\מלאה\תנ\צבה
"The humble \ Joseph \ Shatron (?) \ and to the repose of \ the woman \ Gzallah .\. to the exaltation of \ the soul of \ the youth \ of
the house of \ Mlamah \ may his soul \ be bound up in the bond of life"

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Name/Title
Torah case wrapper | Unknown
Object Detail
Date
mid-20th century
Synagogue active dates
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Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
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Collection
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Material/Technique
Textile
Silk velvet, cotton, paper ## Silver thread ##Couched over cotton threads ##Sequins
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
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Material Cloth
Material Lining
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116 cm
Depth
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Condition
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Documented by CJA
Surveyed by CJA
Present Usage
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Historical significance: Event/Period
Historical significance: Collective Memory/Folklore
Historical significance: Person
Architectural Significance: Style
Architectural Significance: Artistic Decoration
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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Ornamentation
Custom
Contents
Codicology
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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
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Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
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Negative/Photo. No.