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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. A rectangular plaque in the center terminates with a semicircular arch. It bears the Tablets of the Law surmounted by a crown and inscribed with the opening words of the Ten Commandments. A repeating foliate motif frames the plaque. Below the plaque is a cartouche bearing a dedicatory inscription, the square filled letters read: "זה הציץ נ' (נדבה) החבורה של זבחי צדק בש' (בשנת) תקך"ד לפ'ק (לפרט קטן "This shield was donated by the Righteous Sacrificers Society (Havurah Zovhei Tzedek (society of butchers) in the year 1764." Two vine enscrolled square based pillars flank the composition. An inwards facing stork decorates the base. A rampant lion (?) tops the pillar. A palmette is located in the center of the arch and is framed by a foliate scroll. The frame is a band of geometric design and the edges are scalloped.
Name/Title
Ziz of the Righteous Sacrificers Society (Havurah Zovhei Tzedek [society of butchers]) | *The Synagogue Objects | Torah shield | *Torah shield also called: | Ziz (Torah shield)
Object
Object Detail
Settings
Unknown
Date
1764
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 Detail
Documentation / Research project
Unknown
Material/Technique
Structure: Cut##Decoration: repousse,engraved, punched ##Bonding: soldered, bonding.##Inscription: engraved.
Material Stucture
Material Decoration
Material Bonding
Material Inscription
Material Additions
Material Cloth
Material Lining
Tesserae Arrangement
Density
Colors
Construction material
Measurements
Height
212 mm
Length
Width
Depth
Circumference
Thickness
Diameter
Weight
Axis
Panel Measurements
Condition
The arch has been reattached and a strip of the motif is missing.
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
The missing piece probably contained the upper half of two rampant lions.
Suggested Reconsdivuction
History/Provenance
The Kiev Collection
Main Surveys & Excavations
Bibliography
Short Name
Full Name
Volume
Page
Type
Documenter
| P.F. (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.