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© Center for Jewish Art, Photographer: Radovan, Zev, 1992

The silver Torah shield is rectangular and terminates with a semi circular arch. It consists of a plate. The Tables of the Covenant are depicted in the center and bear the opening words of the Ten Commandments.

An inscription under the comandements reads:

נ"ע ש"ה תרכ"ד [=1864]

Two vine enscrolled corinthian columns flank the Tablets. Two griffins rampant regardant top two pillared towers which flank the composition. They grasp a protruding crown topped by a bud which surmounts the shield.

Below is a band which bears a dedicatory inscription in square filled letters which reads:

"אברהם בש"מ / אברהם מאיר שו"ב [שוחט ובודק] / חיים אריה ב"ד  

In the center beneath the band is a cartouche flanked by two facing lions couchant. A hanging chain is attached through a hole at the shields upper corners.

Name/Title
Torah shield | Unknown
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1864
Synagogue active dates
Reconstruction dates
Artist/ Maker
Unknown (Unknown)
Origin
Historical Origin
Unknown
Community type
Congregation
Unknown
Location
Unknown |
Site
Unknown
School/Style
Unknown|
Period
Unknown
Period Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Silver ##Structure: cut##Decoration: repousee, punched, cast##Inscription: engraved##Bonding: screwed##
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
123 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
Small dent in lower right corner
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
none
Group
Group
Group
Group
Group
Trade Mark
Binding
Decoration Program
Summary and Remarks
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| A.A. (S.H.) 6.1992
Author of description
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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.