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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1997

The pear shaped Torah finial consists of a shaft, a body and an apex.

The cylindrical shaft tapers slightly towards the body. A ring appears around the shaft’s bottom while another ring appears at its top. A globular capital, decorated with diagonal grooves, surmounts the shaft.

The pear shaped body is composed of two parts divided by a protruding ring.

The round, lower part, is encircled by several decorated bands. The lower band bears a palmette like pattern. It is surmounted by a band bearing semi circular petal-like shapes. A wide band bearing a winding scroll is mounted over the petals. The scrolls form medallions each bearing a flower in its center. The lower part terminates in a blank band.

The protruding ring is decorated with stripes at its lower part and with a winding branch at its upper part. Eight rings carrying chains ending with heart shaped and grooved, drop shaped bells, are attached to the protruding ring.

The upper conal shaped part is encircled at its bottom by a band bearing scrolls, similar to the wide band at the lower part. It is surmounted by a whorl of leaves radiating from the top.

A faceted bud shaped apex, mounted over a flower shaped disk, surmounts one of the Torah finials while a compressed bud shaped apex, also mounted over a flower shaped disk, surmounts the other Torah finial.

Name/Title
Torah Finials | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
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Date
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Artist/ Maker
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Origin
Iran
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Material/Technique
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
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Weight
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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
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Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
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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
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
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Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.
S401464