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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 11.1991
The Torah case comprising twelve facets, consists of a body and a coronet. The case opens into halves. Each facet is decorated with an open curtain hanging on a rod which surmounts flowers arranged vertically. The flowers are surmounted alternately by a bird or a butterfly. A hook fastener with a floral base is attached to the front facet of the body of the case. A pair of wooden annulets encircles the top and the bottom of the case. A dedicatory inscription is painted between the top annulets. The inscription which is in square filled letters reads: "זה הספר הקדוש )הקדיש( של )?( א )?( מרי נ"ע )נוחו עדן( תקצ"א לפרט ע"י השם הטוב הר)? ?( טאל)?(" "This Torah (was dedicated?) by (?) may he rest in Eden the year (5)591 (1831) by the good name (?)" The interior surface is painted with orange on green. At the bottom there is a rectangular opening for holding the Torah case. Two holes for inserting staves, are situated at the top of the case. The body is surmounted by a wooden coronet composed of twelve facets which correspond to the facets of the body. Each part is decorated with a symmetrical open-work, palmette pattern, surmounted by a trifoil.
Name/Title
Torah Case | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1831
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
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Congregation
Unknown
Location
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Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Wood## Structure: carved, drilled ## Decoration: oil paint-turquoise, green, gold, red, brown, white ## Bonding: nailed, three pairs of hinges on the rear facet of the body## Inscription: painted
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
900mm (body)##132mm (coronet)
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
342mm
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The coronet is in poor condition, some parts are missing and others are laced together with wire. Sections of the annulets are also missing. The letters of the inscription are partially erased.
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
Significance Rating
Languages of inscription
Unknown
Type of grave
Unknown
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
1967
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| M.T. 11.1991
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Architectural Drawings
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Computer Reconstruction
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Section Head
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Language Editor
2nd editing by Inez##Corrected by M.T. 25.1.96 |
Donor
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Negative/Photo. No.