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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992
The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a triangular head. It consists of a plate. The decoration is set symmetricaly within a architectural facade of two storyes. The lower storey depicts in its center a bird stands on a basket of fruit and leavs, picking the fruit, within a window shaped frame. The central part is flanked by columns that support a cornice and a central arch from which hang a curtain obove the bird. On the columns is a pattern of twisted scroll and each column is flanked by a vase from which emerges a stem of flowers and leavs. A pair of birds support each of the vases. At the central lower part of the shield is a band composed of foliate scrolls intertwined with a hare a dog and birds. In the upper storey, mount on the cornice are two open-winged birds that face each other. Between the birds two rampant regardant lions stand on the capitals of the columns. The lions which have elevated tails, support with one leg a central crown decorated with flour-de-lis motif. The crown is surmounted by a pointed leaf that topped the shield and which is flanked by two birds facing backwards. A ring is attached to two loops that attached to the back side of the shield.
Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1850-1899?
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Collection
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Gilded silver
Material Stucture
cast
Material Decoration
cast
Material Bonding
nailed, soldered
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
145 mm
Length
Width
107 mm
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
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
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
For other object with identical cast work see: Torah shield IJA 9526 and Torah crowns IJA 9707, IJA 9585. The date is given according to the date of the Torah shield IJA 9526.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Odessa Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Masterpieces - silver, Moscow, 1992, pl. 65. Wien, Kunsthis. Mus., Torah (Ukraine), 1993, p.128, no.32.
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
P.F. | 6.1992
Author of description
Michael Tal |
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.