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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Kheifetz, Michael, 1993
The brass back wall of the Reader's^Desk is rectangular and terminats with an undulating arched-top. The back wall is decorated symmetricali on both sides of a central axis, in the shape of a two-storied facade. At the lower storey four columns support three arches. In the widest central arch there is an inscription in square and fieled letters which read: "שויתי##יהוה ##לנגדי תמיד" "I have set the Lord always before me" (Ps. 16:8) Each pair of columns support an arcitrav like element which indicate the second storey. On its upper cental part is the Tablets^of^the^Covenant, inscribed with the begining of the ten commandments, five on each side. Two birds flank the tablets carring them in their beaks by small rings that attached to the tablets from both sides. Below the tablets is a crown that surrmounts a floral cartouch that enclose an elliptic medalion, on which it is inscribed in three lines: "שנת##תר"כ##לפ"ק" "The year (5)620 (=1860)" Two lions sejant guardant flank the medalion from both sides. The human faced beasts sit on the architrav.##The architectural frame is supported by a base made of four rectangular pedestal bearing a flower in the center and intercalated by panels decorated with romboids net pattern. On each side of the columns is an amphora out of which emerge floral scrolls that rise along the sides and form an arched-frame to the central motifs, whill meeting the scroll that emerge from a the vase of the upper storey. A bird facing backward stands on the scrolls on each side.
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A092529